Sarcopenia: Its assessment, etiology, pathogenesis, consequences and future perspectives
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- Rolland, Y., Czerwinski, S., van Kan, G.A. et al. J Nutr Health Aging (2008) 12: 433. doi:10.1007/BF02982704
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Sarcopenia is a loss of muscle protein mass and loss of muscle function. It occurs with increasing age, being a major component in the development of frailty. Current knowledge on its assessment, etiology, pathogenesis, consequences and future perspectives are reported in the present review. On-going and future clinical trials on sarcopenia may radically change our preventive and therapeutic approaches of mobility disability in older people.