MUSCLE MATTERS: PREVENTING MUSCLE LOSS

Ageing affects body composition and metabolism, which may lead to chronic conditions such as sarcopenia, frailty, and increased likelihood of falls and fractures. In these videos, Adrian Slee, PhD, and Sanjay Suman, MD, FRCP, explain the importance of preventing muscle loss in older adults, and how specialised nutrition can impact clinical outcomes.

These videos were originally presented for the British Geriatrics Society on 11 April 2019.

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FULL SYMPOSIUM

In this 53-minute video, Dr Adrian Slee and Dr Sanjay Suman explain the importance of preventing muscle loss in older adults, and how specialised nutrition can impact clinical outcomes. They define the changes our metabolism faces with ageing and explain ways to screen for and manage muscle loss with nutrition and exercise.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND MUSCLE LOSS IN CHRONIC DISEASE & ACUTE TRAUMA

In this 23-minute video, Dr Adrian Slee, discusses the importance of muscle mass in older people, highlighting the alterations in metabolism and body composition with ageing. Dr Slee also describes the potential for key nutritional factors to impact upon muscle, such as protein intake and HMB (ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate) supplementation.

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SARCOPENIA IN FRAILTY: GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

In this 22-minute video, Dr Sanjay Suman, discusses the new definition of sarcopenia, and its relationship with osteoporosis and risk of falls due to poor muscle strength. Dr Suman explains how to manage sarcopenia through nutrition and exercise.

SYMPOSIUM Q&A

In this 8-minute video, Dr Adrian Slee, and Dr Sanjay Suman, answer questions about the topics discussed on the symposium ‘Muscle matters: preventing muscle loss’, presented on the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) conference in April 2019, around the importance of muscle mass, especially as we age. They answer questions around suitability for different diets, targeted vitamin D supplementation and HMB (ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate).

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Date prepared: October 2020 UK-N/A-2000233