Sarcopenia: what is it (and is not) and how to deal with it

Williams, Alexandra
November 2011
Journal on Active Aging;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p54
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Sarcopenia which is considered as significant health issue in the olderadult population as people advance in years and discusses how interventions can help mitigate losses associated with this condition. It offers definition of sarcopenia, discusses its determining causes, pressing challenges associated it, several stages of its developments and their treatments. INSET: Resources.


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