Sarcopenia and its implications for the elderly

@article{Roubenoff2000SarcopeniaAI,
  title={Sarcopenia and its implications for the elderly},
  author={Ronenn Roubenoff},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={S40-S47}
}
  • R. Roubenoff
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and strength with age. Sarcopenia is a part of normal aging, and occurs even in master athletes, although it is clearly accelerated by physical inactivity. Sarcopenia contributes to disability, reduced ability to cope with the stress of a major illness, and to mortality in the elderly. The etiology of sarcopenia is unclear, but several important factors have been identified. These include loss of alpha motor neurons, decline in muscle cell contractility… 

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