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Muscle mass loss among elderly can lead to falls, staying put (pandemic) doesn’t help

Older adults are at much higher risk of death from COVID-19 than their younger counterparts, but many also face another, less recognized health risk associated with the pandemic: loss of muscle mass. This loss is one of the primary reasons for falls — the No. 1 cause of accidental death in those 65 and older. […]