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LUC VAN LOON

Now, funny enough, if you eat that same protein after you’ve done a little exercise, more of the protein is converted to muscle. So, if you’re physically active, you are MORE of what you just ate.

Then, to the third part of the lecture, I show you that with physical inactivity, you become anabolically resistant. So, if you become physically less active, you are LESS of what you just ate.

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We (can) become more of what we eat or less of what we eat. | Age within an individual can simply be a proxy for activity. | Muscle itself doesn’t seem to get that old.

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