Alkaline diets favor lean body mass in older adults
Sarcopenia–the age associated loss in lean body mass–is generally viewed as an inevitable consequence of getting older. This is just not true. While the ability to gain muscle mass with exercise is retained in the elderly, it is the increased breakdown that becomes a factor. Increased muscle breakdown occurs with inflammation, sedentary lifestyles, stress, etc… Anything we can do to retain muscle mass as we age is going to have a very clear cut, positive impact on quality of life and risk of chronic disease.
This particular study gives us additional knowledge in how to support our lean body mass by switching to an alkaline, plant-based diet.