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Sarcopenia: Its assessment, etiology, pathogenesis, consequences and future perspectives

Abstract

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.

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Rolland, Y., Czerwinski, S., van Kan, G.A. et al. Sarcopenia: Its assessment, etiology, pathogenesis, consequences and future perspectives. J Nutr Health Aging 12, 433–450 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02982704

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  • Muscle Strength
  • Muscle Mass
  • Resistance Training
  • Skeletal Muscle Mass
  • Muscle Protein Synthesis