Sarcopenia

Chairs: R Rizzoli and C Cooper Members : G Adib, N Binkley, ML Brandi, O Bruyere, D Chan, R Chapurlat, T Chevalley, P Clark, B Dawson-Hughes, E Dennison, A El Maghraoui, K Engelke, R Fielding, J Foldes, G Guglielmi, N Harvey, JA Kanis, JM Kaufman, B Larijani, W Lems, G Lyritis, S Maggi, L Masi, OD Messina, A Papaioannou, JY Reginster, P Szulc, L van Loon Read more
When it comes to prevention, enough cannot be said to highlight the importance of an active lifestyle, not only for prevention of sarcopenia, but for prevention of multitude of diseases. Numerous studies show resistance training in combination with aerobic exercise is effective in maintaining muscle mass and slowing progression of sarcopenia as we age. Research has also revealed nutrition plays... Read more
There are currently no approved drug treatments for sarcopenia. Researchers face limitations in developing studies due to the lack of standardized primary outcomes (this means, because it is a new field, protocols and outcomes for drug-related sarcopenia studies are difficult to determine)1. Read more
Consensus among groups such as the European Society on Clinician Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and Special Interest Groups (SIG) on geriatric nutrition and on cachexia-anorexia in chronic wasting disease, have concluded using a test called DXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), in combination with measuring gait speed (walking speed) can be used to diagnose sarcopenia1. Read more
As sarcopenia is a disorder related to advancing age, the condition is generally attributed to four key risk factors: being of an age 40 years and older, a sedentary lifestyle, malnutrition, and a diet high in acid-producing foods. While each of these factors is distinct, they combine to produce an age-related loss of muscle coordination and mass. Read more
  Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the ageing process. Loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living, are hallmark signs of this disease.  Read more
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