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Document Summary
Title Nutrition and sarcopenia
Description Review of influence of nutrition on age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia)
Creation Date 30 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Nutritional deficiencies in the elderly have been well documented (Finch 1998). To what extent is sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and function in the elderly attributable to nutritional deficiency and to what extent to normal metabolic ageing processes? Review of the literature provided here is not a complete answer to this question but does help to increase our understanding of the ageing process in muscle.
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