How does metabolic rate change with age?

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Offline rhade

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How does metabolic rate change with age?
« on: 12/11/2008 15:22:58 »
What I have been wondering for some time is this: does the bodies metabolic rate slow with age and, if so, by how much?
Or, in other words, (being brutally honest here) is that why I started to put on weight as I got older? (I'm 48.)
I'm sure there must be many in the medical/life sciences field on this site who can answer this question, so, over to all of you...


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Re: How does metabolic rate change with age?
« Reply #1 on: 13/11/2008 10:19:26 »
Metabolism not so much "slows" as it changes. Good example is gradual increase of insulin resistance as in Diabetes M. Subtle changes in life's habits often go unnoticed, e.g. spending more time sitting, taken a short car trip where formerly a bike trip or walk would suffice, becoming enamored with tv programming, getting involved with naked science forum.

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How does metabolic rate change with age?
« Reply #2 on: 19/11/2008 12:59:07 »
I don't think they had the Naked science forum (or the internet) when I was young anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: 19/11/2008 13:01:42 »
Right, they had books

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« Reply #4 on: 28/11/2008 18:20:00 »
Yeah, and I didn't need glasses to read them!
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