Why seniors need to maintain muscle health

The loss of muscle mass is a phenomenon that can happen to everyone.
The loss of muscle mass is a phenomenon that can happen to everyone.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - One in five Singaporeans above 65 has low muscle mass, according to the first phase of a two-part study done by Changi General Hospital (CGH), SingHealth Polyclinics and healthcare company Abbott.

The loss of muscle mass and strength is referred to as sarcopenia, a disease associated with ageing that can impact the body's immune system.

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