Efficacy of nutritional interventions as stand-alone or synergistic treatments with exercise for the management of sarcopenia

Sarah Damanti, Domenico Azzolino, Carlotta Roncaglione, Beatrice Arosio, Paolo Rossi, Matteo Cesari

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Abstract

Sarcopenia is an age-related and accelerated process characterized by a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength/function. It is a multifactorial process associated with several adverse outcomes including falls, frailty, functional decline, hospitalization, and mortality. Hence, sarcopenia represents a major public health problem and has become the focus of intense research. Unfortunately, no pharmacological treatments are yet available to prevent or treat this age-related condition. At present, the only strategies for the management of sarcopenia are mainly based on nutritional and physical exercise interventions. The purpose of this review is, thus, to provide an overview on the role of proteins and other key nutrients, alone or in combination with physical exercise, on muscle parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1991
JournalNutrients
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • Nutrition
  • Older people
  • Physical exercise
  • Sarcopenia
  • Synergism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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