The Society for Sarcopenia, Cachexia, and Wasting Disease convened an expert panel to develop nutritional recommendations for prevention and management of sarcopenia. Exercise (both resistance and aerobic) in combination with adequate protein and energy intake is the key component of the prevention and management of sarcopenia. Adequate protein supplementation alone only slows loss of muscle mass. Adequate protein intake (leucine-enriched balanced amino acids and possibly creatine) may enhance muscle strength. Low 25(OH) vitamin D levels require vitamin D replacement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Directors Association|
|State||Published - Jul 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Geriatrics and Gerontology