SARCOPENIA: BEYOND WORDS

Ana Valea, Mara Carsote, Ana Valea
unpublished
Modern days focus on life quality and expectancy. Our purpose is to analyze new data regardin g sarcopenia from a theoretical as well as practical point of view. This is a narrative review based on PubMed literature. We only included references between 2013 and 2016 and a selection of 41 articles was done. Sarcopenia includes an age-dependent damage of muscle function (dynapenia) and/or mass (myopenia). Frailty is considered a geriatric syndrome involving general weakness, low endurance and
more » ... w endurance and vulnerability but overcoming the classical specific context of general medical and surgical conditions. Crosstalk between adipose tissue and muscular-skeletal system is a complex, critical issue. Sarcopenia represents a cutting edge in a multidisciplinary modern field and, despite progresses and modern scientific interest, controversies are still presented related to underlying mechanisms as well as clear definition and recommendations for daily practice.
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