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Monday, January 26, 2015
Obesity and Weight Management
Fat and Muscle Loss
I have multiple myeloma. I am not receiving treatment at this time. My concern is that I am losing body mass, not necessarily weight. I am a thin person. I have not lost weight, but have noticeably lost fat and muscle. My physician hasn`t really given me an answer on this. I have not heard about others with MM having the same problem, unless they were actively sick. Why am I losing fat and muscle?
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Benita Jackson, MD, MPH, FACPM
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University