Is there a new role for angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors in elderly patients?

Cranney, Ann
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/9/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 8, p891
Academic Journal
The article presents a perspective on the preservation of functional independence in elderly people that depends on the ability to maintain muscle mass, strength and balance. In this context, the term sarcopenia refers to the age-related declines in muscle mass and function and is associated with an increased risk of falls, fractures and frailty. It is often difficult for elderly people to sustain these types of exercise programs, which has prompted the exploration of other interventions.


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