Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

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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Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason