Cachexia and aging: An update based on the fourth international cachexia meeting


DOI: 10.1007/s12603-009-0009-x

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Morley, J.E., Anker, S.D. & Evans, W.J. J Nutr Health Aging (2009) 13: 47. doi:10.1007/s12603-009-0009-x


This manuscript highlights the new developments in the pathophysiology of anorexia, cachexia and sarcopenia, based on presentations given at the Fourth International Cachexia Meeting. It stresses the importance of these conditions in older persons.

Key words

Cachexiacancercytokinesheart Failureproteinanorexia

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© Serdi and Springer Verlag France 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and GRECCVA Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Applied Cachexia Research, Department of Cardiology, Campus Virchaw Clinic CharitéUniversitats MedzinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Donald W. Reynolds Institute on AgingUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare SystemLittle RockUSA
  4. 4.Division of Geriatric MedicineSaint Louis University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA