Are there certain ages at which a body’s metabolism slows down?

Dr. Jennewine discusses when the body’s metabolism slows down. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


As people age, their metabolism slows down.

Starting in your 20s, your metabolism begins to slow down, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). In your 30s, your metabolism rate slows even more.

Metabolism slows about 5 percent every 10 years after age 40, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOff Site Icon (HHS).

Talk to your doctor for more information about changes in metabolism as you age.

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