THE VALUE OF MUSCLE IN IMPROVING CLINICAL OUTCOMES

Publish Date: April 2022
Author(s): Dr Ione Ashurst

Abstract:

This article discusses the importance of muscle mass in improving clinical outcomes and quality of life. There is a need to change the current malnutrition management approach from a focus on weight to targeting muscle mass. Screening tools should include assessment of muscle mass, and there should be a focus on the maintenance of muscle mass as a malnutrition management strategy.

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