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July 2017

Scientists Gain Clearer Picture of How Genes Affect Lean Body Mass

BOSTON — Scientists from the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), along with several other research institutions are making great strides in understanding the genetics behind lean body mass, which is largely made up of muscle mass. A new study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, outlines their findings in what is the largest, most comprehensive genetic study of lean mass to date.