Sarcopenia, weight loss, and nutritional frailty in the elderly.

  title={Sarcopenia, weight loss, and nutritional frailty in the elderly.},
  author={Connie Watkins Bales and Christine Seel Ritchie},
  journal={Annual review of nutrition},
The progression of the aging process leads to a decreased margin of homeostatic reserve and a reduced ability to accommodate metabolic challenges, including nutritional stress. Nutritional frailty refers to the disability that occurs in old age owing to rapid, unintentional loss of body weight and loss of lean body mass (sarcopenia). Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass and strength, contributes to functional impairment. Weight loss is commonly due to a reduction in food intake; its possible… CONTINUE READING

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