From sarcopenia to frailty

A road less traveled

John E. Morley, Stephan von Haehling, Stefan D. Anker, Bruno Vellas

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Abstract

The physical frailty phenotype consists of fatigue, weight loss, and loss of muscle power. Sarcopenia has been shown to be a major cause of frailty. Six societies including SCWD published a consensus suggesting that all persons older than 70 years of age should be screened for frailty when seeing health professionals. Simple screening tests such as the FRAIL (fatigue, resistance, aerobic, illness, and loss of weight) scale can be used. It is felt that frailty can be treated by exercise (resistance and aerobic), high quality protein, vitamin D, and treatment of the common causes of fatigue. It is expected that this approach will decrease disability in older persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Sarcopenia
Fatigue
Weight Loss
Vitamin D
Exercise
Phenotype
Muscles
Health
Proteins

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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From sarcopenia to frailty : A road less traveled. / Morley, John E.; von Haehling, Stephan; Anker, Stefan D.; Vellas, Bruno.

In: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014, p. 5-8.

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Morley, John E. ; von Haehling, Stephan ; Anker, Stefan D. ; Vellas, Bruno. / From sarcopenia to frailty : A road less traveled. In: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 2014 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 5-8.
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