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Effectiveness of nutritional supplementation on muscle mass in treatment of sarcopenia in old age: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Much interest has been focused on nutritional treatment of sarcopenia, loss of muscle mass and performance associated to aging; however, its benefits are unclear. OBJECTIVE To analyzeExpand
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Endothelial Dysfunction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Background: Cardiovascular diseases are prevalent in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We hypothesized that endothelial dysfunction could be a marker of the proatherogenExpand
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Effectiveness of nutritional supplementation on sarcopenia and recovery in hip fracture patients. A multi-centre randomized trial.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Functional deterioration and reduced mobility in elderly patients with a hip fracture are associated with a loss of both muscle mass and function (sarcopenia). The aim ofExpand
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Quality of Life in Sarcopenia and Frailty
The reduced muscle mass and impaired muscle performance that define sarcopenia in older individuals are associated with increased risk of physical limitation and a variety of chronic diseases. TheyExpand
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The relationship between nutrition and frailty: Effects of protein intake, nutritional supplementation, vitamin D and exercise on muscle metabolism in the elderly. A systematic review.
BACKGROUND Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that predicts the onset of disability, morbidity and mortality in elderly people; it is a state of pre-disability and is reversible. The aim of this reviewExpand
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Serum albumin and health in older people: Review and meta analysis.
Albumin is the most abundant plasmatic protein. It is only produced by the liver and the full extent of its metabolic functions is not known in detail. One of the main roles assigned to albumin is asExpand
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Sarcopenia in the elderly: diagnosis, physiopathology and treatment.
Sarcopenia, defined as a syndrome rather than as a pathology, is the loss of muscle mass and function associated with age. Sarcopenia is an enigma for medicine, and despite the numerous publicationsExpand
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Does nutrition play a role in the prevention and management of sarcopenia?
There is a growing body of evidence that links nutrition to muscle mass, strength and function in older adults, suggesting that it has an important role to play both in the prevention and managementExpand
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The anorexia of ageing: physiopathology, prevalence, associated comorbidity and mortality. A systematic review.
The physiological processes of ageing and factors prevalent in the elderly such as comorbidities and polypharmacy often cause loss of appetite in the elderly, which we call anorexia of ageing. SocialExpand
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Impact of hospitalization in an acute geriatric unit on polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate prescriptions: A retrospective study
Polypharmacy is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome, and hospitalizations can worsen it. The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of hospitalization on polypharmacy and indicatorsExpand
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