6 ways to lose weight in middle age and beyond

Those extra pounds people start to accumulate in their 40s and 50s are often blamed on a slowing metabolism that burns fewer calories as the body ages.

Enter a new study that found metabolism in adulthood doesn’t slow as commonly believed, seemingly taking away that explanation.

“I was definitely surprised,” said NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar.

“But it’s also great news because it actually means maybe we have more control over our weight destiny than we previously thought.”

If it’s not a sluggish metabolism, why do so many people gain weight in midlife? It’s complicated, with factors such

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