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Glycogen is stored in muscle tissue and the liver. Basically, as we age, which comes with losing muscle mass (especially for women), we lose the glucose disposing tissue. So the more muscle we have now, the more we have as we get older. This is not to say that you have to look like a bodybuilder. “Basically,” Dr. Chirichigno says, “the more fat (adipose tissue) we have, the more inflammation we have, the higher the chance we are sedentary and less likely to be exercising.”