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Edited and written by world experts in the field, this book defines and explains the clinical relevance of an important geriatric syndrome: Sarcopenia. The book covers all recent scientific evidence and treatment options including interventions to improve sarcopenia, nutritional approaches to treat sarcopenia and the future of drug treatments.

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Edited and written by world experts in the field, this book defines and explains the clinical relevance of an important geriatric syndrome: Sarcopenia. The book covers all recent scientific evidence and treatment options including interventions to improve sarcopenia, nutritional approaches to treat sarcopenia and the future of drug treatments.

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“Sarcopenia is defined as loss of muscle mass. Although addressed to gerontologists, the book is of interest to pediatricians and psychiatrists treating anorexia and chronic diseases.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, 1 September 2014)

“This book contains a substantial and recent bibliography, and it will provide stimulating reading for both clinicians and research workers who are seeking ways of enhancing physical function in the elderly.” (Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism, 1 October 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119975878
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,364,501
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Alfonso J. Cruz Jentoft is a specialist in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He currently leads the Geriatric Department of the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal and of the Clínica Ruber, both in Madrid, Spain. He is Past President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) and is now member of its Academic Board. He has also served as Secretary and Board Member of the Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología. He represents Spain in the Council of the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IAGG).
Dr. Cruz-Jentoft is associate editor of the journal European Geriatric Medicine, and member of the editorial board of other leading geriatric European journals. He is author of La vida empieza a los cincuenta (Life starts at fifty, Temas de Hoy) and La vejez positiva (Positive ageing, Esfera de los libros), and editor or co-author of many medical textbooks and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. His present areas of active research include sarcopenia and nutrition in older people, geriatric pharmacotherapy, Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric assessment.

Dr. John E. Morley, known internationally as a gerontological researcher, clinician, and educator, became the Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Dammert Professor of Gerontology. In addition to extensive personal scientific achievements, Dr. Morley has directed the clinical training programs in both endocrinology and geriatrics and supervised research activities ranging from basic biomedical investigation to epidemiology and health services research. He is the editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, and recipient of the Ipsen Foundation of Longevity Award in 2001, the American Geriatrics Society's Lascher/Manning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Geriatrics in 2002, and the Gerontological Society of America's Freeman Award in 2004. He has developed a number of educational games and has a special interest in continuous quality improvement (CQI).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface xi

1 Epidemiology of Muscle Mass Loss with Age 1
Marjolein Visser

2 Definitions of Sarcopenia 8
John E. Morley and Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft

3 Muscle Biology and mTORC1 Signaling in Aging 20
Blake B. Rasmussen and Elena Volpi

4 The Role of the Nervous System in Muscle Atrophy 41
Minal Bhanushali, Robin Conwit, Jeffrey Metter and Luigi Ferrucci

5 Nutrition, Protein Turnover and Muscle Mass 59
Stephane Walrand, Christelle Guillet and Yves Boirie

6 The Complex Relation between Muscle Mass and Muscle Strength 74
Todd M. Manini, David W. Russ and Brian C. Clark

7 Is Sarcopenia a Geriatric Syndrome? 104
Jean-Pierre Michel and Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft

8 Adverse Outcomes and Functional Consequences of Sarcopenia 114
David R. Thomas

9 A Lifecourse Approach to Sarcopenia 125
Avan Aihie Sayer

10 Cachexia and Sarcopenia 141
Maurizio Muscaritoli, Simone Lucia and Filippo Rossi Fanelli

11 Sarcopenia and Frailty 154
Cornel C. Sieber

12 Sarcopenia, Osteoporosis and Fractures 168
Tommy Cederholm

13 Sarcopenic Obesity 181
Mauro Zamboni, Andrea P. Rossi and Elena Zoico

14 Imaging of Skeletal Muscle 193
Thomas F. Lang

15 Measurements of Muscle Mass, Equations and Cut-off Points 205
Marjolein Visser and Laura Schaap

16 Measurement of Muscle Strength and Power 226
Michael Drey and Jurgen M. Bauer

17 Measurements of Physical Performance 238
Rolland Yves, Gabor Abellan van Kan and Matteo Cesari

18 Exercise Interventions to Improve Sarcopenia 252
Mark D. Peterson and José A. Serra-Rexach

19 Nutritional Approaches to Treating Sarcopenia 275
Douglas Paddon-Jones and Luc van Loon

20 The Future of Drug Treatments 296
Francesco Landi, Yves Rolland and Graziano Onder

21 Sarcopenia: Is It Preventable? 324
Maurits Vandewoude and Ivan Bautmans

Index 339

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