Age-related loss in muscle mass, strength and/or function, termed ‘sarcopenia’, is now recognised as a skeletal muscle disease with serious clinical and health consequences, if left untreated. Considerable evidence now implicates sarcopenia with many common chronic conditions. Despite this, the importance of maintaining skeletal muscle has been largely underappreciated by healthcare professionals. It is now time for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sarcopenia to be part of routine clinical practice. This presentation will provide an update on the definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia, including tools for screening and assessment. A brief overview of the pathophysiology of sarcopenia will also be provided to help you understand the design of intervention strategies. This will be following by an update on the latest research related to non-pharmacological approaches to the treatment and prevention of this disease.
by Professor Robin M. Daly, PhD, FASMF, FASBMR
Sarcopenia in clinical practice - updates on diagnosis and management
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Muscle is Muscle, right? – An explanation of different muscle parameters used in the diagnosis of Sarcopenia & Malnutrition
This lecture will offer a detailed insight in the current concepts and methodological considerations of different reference values for Skeletal Muscle Mass and provide transparency in the jungle of body composition parameters. BIA, as a non-invasive and inexpensive tool plays an important role, not only being able to diagnose Sarcopenia or Malnutrition, but also being ab