You may already have suspected this, but it has now been proven: the older a woman, the more difficult she is to stay in shape.
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom have discovered a significant difference in muscle protein synthesis between women menopausal and men of the same age (65 to 80 years).
In their study, the bodies of women were less able to react to food in order to develop muscle mass, which confirms the conclusions according to which resistance exercises have less effect on postmenopausal women.
It is safe to assume that hormones play an important role in this process, especially the loss of estrogen.
However, older women can combat this drawback by increasing their protein intake and making foods such as fish, chicken and eggs an important part of their diet.