How to define sarcopenia: The impact of different diagnostic criteria on the prevalence of sarcopenia in a large middle aged cohort. Presented by Dr. Astrid Bijlsma at the IAGG, International Conference on Sarcopenia Research in Toulouse, 8th June 2011.
Sarcopenia with limited mobility: An update on the SCWD definition and biomarkers – An International Perspective,
Presented by Prof. Roger Fielding at the IAGG, International Conference on Sarcopenia Research in Toulouse, 8th June 2011.
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While thinning bones (osteoporosis) render the skeleton prone to fractures, its the gradual erosion of lean muscle and ensuing frailty (sarcopenia) which leads to the falls.
Getting a good grip on your health may mean … getting a good grip. The force you can muster when squeezing an object or a weight doesn’t only reveal how strong your hand and arm are. It can be a measure of overall muscle function and — according to one recent study — even portend how long you’re likely to live.
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