Keynote Address: Important Role of Skeletal Muscle in Overall Health

Publish Date: 23 - 25 June 2009
Author(s): John Morley, MD

Abstract:

Loss of muscle is associated with weakness, fatigue, insulin resistance, falls, fear of falling, fractures, frailty, disability, and death. Anorexia, sarcopenia, and cachexia each contribute to the decline in muscle mass in unique ways. This article summarizes the causes and outcomes of skeletal muscle loss as well as current recommended nutritional interventions in the prevention and reversal of muscle loss.
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John Morley, MD

St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
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