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Fat Molecule Ceramide May Factor in Muscle Loss in Older Adults, Tufts University Study  
11/1/2012 7:26:31 AM

As men and women age, increasing quantities of fat tissue inevitably take up residence in skeletal muscle. A small study of older and younger men conducted at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University suggests that a build-up of a fat molecule known as ceramide might play a leading role in muscle deterioration in older adults.