Understanding Sarcopenia in the Elderly

Zanni, G.R.; Wick, J.Y.

The Consultant Pharmacist 20(7): 568-582

2005


DOI: 10.4140/tcp.n.2005.568
Accession: 068492584

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Abstract
The prevalence of sarcopenia, involuntary muscle loss, accelerates after age 60, leading to dependency and disability. Etiology is poorly understood, and numerous theories have been expounded. Resistance weight training is the only agreed upon strategy for altering sarcopenia's progression.