Jan 12, 2020

Nutrition expert finds muscle mass and diet play crucial role in fighting cancer

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Step off of that bathroom scale. That number won’t tell you how healthy you actually are, according to a University of Alberta researcher.

Nutrition expert Carla Prado has written extensively about the dangers of low across a wide range of body types. According to her recent review of nearly 150 studies published over a single year, patients with low mass experience more complications, longer hospital stays and lower survival rates.

“Muscle is very important for movement and balance, for posture, strength and power, but it’s also a reservoir of amino acids,” said Prado. “The more you lose, the greater the consequences.”

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