Skeletal muscle performance and ageing

  title={Skeletal muscle performance and ageing},
  author={Michael Tieland and Inez Trouwborst and Brian C Clark},
  booktitle={Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle},
The world population is ageing rapidly. As society ages, the incidence of physical limitations is dramatically increasing, which reduces the quality of life and increases healthcare expenditures. In western society, ~30% of the population over 55 years is confronted with moderate or severe physical limitations. These physical limitations increase the risk of falls, institutionalization, co-morbidity, and premature death. An important cause of physical limitations is the age-related loss of… CONTINUE READING
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