1-in-3 Older Adults Suffer Muscle Loss
Posted on Nov. 11, 2014, 6 a.m. in Musculoskeletal
New findings show that approximately 1 out of 3 adults age 50 and older suffer from sarcopenia, a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, which can affect a person’s energy and ability to perform daily activities. Maintaining muscle mass and strength reduces the risk of sarcopenia. The researchers found that increasing resistance exercise, through activities such as weight lifting, and increasing the daily intake of HMB View news source…
Cruz-Jentoft AJ, Landi F, Schneider SM, et al. Prevalence of and interventions for sarcopenia in ageing adults: a systematic review. Report of the International Sarcopenia Initiative (EWGSOP and IWGS). Age Ageing. 2014, Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print].