Muscle Loss
With Aging

The Age-Related Loss of
Muscle Mass, Strength and Function

Sarcopenia

Age Related Changes

Muscle Protein
Synthesis

A Continuous Repair Process

Sarcopenia

Even if You Are Active, You Will Still
Experience Some Muscle Loss.

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass, strength and function in the elderly. It has a high clinical impact and also affects a patient’s quality of life, as it leads to a decline in mobility and independence.

Symptoms

Symptoms of muscle loss include musculoskeletal weakness and loss of stamina, which can interfere with physical activity. Reduced physical activity, in turn, further reduces muscle mass.

Exercise & Nutrition

Both resistance training and aerobic training have been shown to have positive effects, however resistance training is likely to be more beneficial due to the beneficial effects on skeletal muscle.

Latest News

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    Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease may lose muscle mass

    Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease may lose muscle mass Date: April 13, 2010 Source: JAMA and Archives Journals Lean mass — the weight of an individual’s bones, muscles and organs without body fat — appears to decline among patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Neurology, one of

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