Nutritional recommendations for the management of sarcopenia

J.E. Morley, J.M. Argiles, W.J. Evans, S. Bhasin, D. Cella, N.E. Deutz, W. Doehner, K.C. Fearon, L. Ferrucci, M.K. Hellerstein, K. Kalantar Zadeh, H. Lochs, N. MacDonald, K. Mulligan, M. Muscaritoli, P. Ponikowski, M.E. Posthauer, F. Rossi Fanelli, M. Schambelan, A.M.W.J. ScholsM.W. Schuster, S.D. Anker

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-396
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • LONG-TERM-CARE
  • MUSCLE PROTEIN-SYNTHESIS
  • HEALTHY OLDER-ADULTS
  • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • HUMAN GROWTH-HORMONE
  • VITAMIN-D
  • CREATINE SUPPLEMENTATION
  • SKELETAL-MUSCLE
  • BODY-COMPOSITION
  • ELDERLY-MEN

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Morley, J. E., Argiles, J. M., Evans, W. J., Bhasin, S., Cella, D., Deutz, N. E., Doehner, W., Fearon, K. C., Ferrucci, L., Hellerstein, M. K., Kalantar Zadeh, K., Lochs, H., MacDonald, N., Mulligan, K., Muscaritoli, M., Ponikowski, P., Posthauer, M. E., Rossi Fanelli, F., Schambelan, M., ... Anker, S. D. (2010). Nutritional recommendations for the management of sarcopenia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11(6), 391-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2010.04.014