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How is sarcopenia with aging treated?

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The primary treatment for sarcopenia is exercise, specifically resistance training or strength training. These activities increase muscle strength and endurance using weights or resistance bands.

SOURCES:

Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging: "Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology & Sarcopenia (NEPS)."

The University of New Mexico web site: "Sarcopenia: The Mystery of Muscle Loss."

Lauretani F. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2003.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine: "Age Related Sarcopenia."

Western Washington University Center for Healthy Living: "Treatment of Sarcopenia."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging: "Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology & Sarcopenia (NEPS)."

The University of New Mexico web site: "Sarcopenia: The Mystery of Muscle Loss."

Lauretani F. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2003.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine: "Age Related Sarcopenia."

Western Washington University Center for Healthy Living: "Treatment of Sarcopenia."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 19, 2020

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