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Why do people gain weight as they get older?

By 11th September 2019 September 21st, 2019 No Comments

Many people struggle to keep their weight stable as they get older. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Lyon in Villeurbanne, France, is now saying that this is because lipid turnover in fat tissue decreases as we age and makes it easier to gain weight – even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. The study is published Nature Medicine.

Read the research paper: Adipose lipid turnover and long term changes in body weight. Peter Arner, Samuel Bernard, Lena Appelsved, Keng-Yeh Fu, Daniel Andersson, Mehran Salehpour, Anders Thorell, Mikael Rydén, Kirsty Spalding. Nature Medicine 10.1038/s41591-019-0565-5

Read the press release from the Karolinska Institutet.