This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Sarcopenia—the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with advancing age—is a major health challenge, particularly in North America, Europe, and Japan, which have large aging populations. This compendium volume is a valuable addition to the existing literature, providing state-of-the-art information on the most effective prevention and treatment options. Included are research articles on nutrition management and the prevention of sarcopenia; protein therapy for sarcopenia; effect of exercise on sarcopenia; and other therapeutic strategies, including antioxidants and steroids.
Table of Contents
How Nutrition and Other Factors Relate to Sarcopenia. Nutrition and Sarcopenia: A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Preventive Strategies. Malnutrition-Sarcopenia Syndrome: Is This the Future of Nutrition Screening and Assessment for Older Adults? Novel Insights on Nutrient Management of Sarcopenia in the Elderly. Protein and Exercise. Whey Protein and Essential Amino Acids Promote the Reduction of Adipose Tissue and Increased Muscle Protein Synthesis during Caloric Restriction-Induced Weight Loss in Elderly, Obese Individuals. Insulinotropic and Muscle Protein Synthetic Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acids: Potential Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes and Sarcopenia. Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis Following Ingestion of Soy Protein Isolate at Rest and After Resistance Exercise in Elderly Men. The Link between Dietary Protein Intake, Skeletal Muscle Function and Health in Older Adults. The Pleiotropic Effect of Physical Exercise on Mitochondrial Dynamics in Aging Skeletal Muscle. Other Therapeutic Strategies. Novel Intriguing Strategies Attenuating to Sarcopenia. Muscle Wasting and Resistance of Muscle Anabolism: The "Anabolic Threshold Concept" for Adapted Nutritional Strategies during Sarcopenia. Rationale for Antioxidant Supplementation in Sarcopenia. Sarcopenia and Androgens: A Link between Pathology and Treatment.