International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR):
SARCOPENIA AND SPECIALISED NUTRITION—LATEST SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR IMPROVING CLINICAL AND FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES
Francesco Landi, MD, PhD
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Geriatric Center, Gemelli University Hospital
Dr Landi opens with data from the ilSIRENTE study showing that “anorexia of aging”—loss of appetite and/or reduced food intake, with or without weight loss—in community-dwelling older adults is associated with poorer physical performance and sarcopenia, compared to older adults without anorexia. Dr Landi then explores several clinical studies supporting the use of specialised oral nutritional supplements to maintain muscle function or physical performance in older, community-dwelling adults with sarcopenia.