Author(s): Rolland Y, Dupuy C, Abellan van Kan G, Gillette S, Vellas B
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Abstract Sarcopenia is the key feature of frailty in older people and a major determinant of adverse health outcomes such as functional limitations and disability. Resistance training and adequate protein and energy intake are the key strategies for the management of sarcopenia. Management of weight loss and resistance training are the most relevant protective countermeasures to slow down the decline of muscle mass and muscle strength. The quality of amino acids in the diet is an important factor for stimulating protein synthesis. Vitamin D deficiency should be treated, and new pharmacologic approaches for sarcopenia are currently assessed. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Med Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research