More than two-thirds of older adults are managing more than one chronic disease. This article reviews a new study, conducted by the International Food Information Council and supported by Abbott, which found that heart and muscle health were the top two health topics that adults over 50 years old are paying attention to.
In this review authors look at several dietary supplements and how they could potentially support improvements in health, exercise adaptation, and/or recovery.
Researchers believe that the loss of muscle mass as we age is due to the loss of nerves. The muscles need to receive a signal from the nervous system to tell them to contract to allow your body to move.
Prevalence of sarcopenia in the world: a systematic review and meta- analysis of general population studies
A review and meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the prevalence of sacropenia in aging adults in different regions around the world.
New research is emerging on the importance of lean body mass during illness and recovery. Sacropenia has become relatively common in aging adults during hospital stays and is associated with nutritional status and the number of days of bed rest.
Weight loss is important to help resolve metabolic risks like diabetes, coronary artery disease, and obesity-associated cancers, but can also increase the risk of sarcopenia (low muscle mass and impaired muscle function) if not done properly.