People who have more muscles and lower levels of body fat were at greater risk of early death due to heart problems than of any other causes.
People with more muscle are more likely to have a high body mass index (BMI) which is referred to as the obesity paradox characterized by people who have high BMI but lower death rates.
Doctors are therefore encouraging their patients to engage in resistance training as part of healthy lifestyle as opposed to monitoring and emphasizing weight loss. Resistance training is important for the maintenance of muscle and low levels of body fat.
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