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Sarcopenia: current perspectives.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of nutrition, health & aging
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
3
Pages
133–139
Identifiers
PMID: 10936899
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The development of sarcopenia is a complex multi-factorial process which begins in mid-life and accelerates after the age of 75 years. Although exercise, nutritional supplementation, hormone replacement and pro-inflammatory cytokine therapy may improve health status and reduce mortality, a better understanding of the complex interactions between these factors are needed. This review will focus on current information regarding the roles that physical activity, hormonal changes, energy intake, oxidative stress, and inflammatory processes play on the development and progression of sarcopenia.

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