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Under 60? Don’t blame your body for your blubber. It’s probably your fault

New study shows metabolism only slows down after 60, therefore it can’t be blamed for midlife weight gain

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It’s a rule that we all know: the older you get, the less you must eat to adapt to a waning metabolism.

But a new study by the University of Cape Town and University of Chicago has found that middle-aged waist expansion cannot be blamed on a slowing metabolism, as metabolism remains perfectly steady throughout midlife.

According the study - published in the journal Science - it is only after 60 that the metabolism permanently slows down due to ageing. The study also found that men and women have the same metabolic rate, except that men have higher muscular mass than women...

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