Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death among people 65 and older. A loss of muscle mass contributes.
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Loss of muscle mass is a growing concern for the tens of millions of older Americans. It leads to falls and increased isolation, already a huge problem during coronavirus.
Eating small meals often, or snacking on nutrient-dense foods (like nuts), is one way to increase calorie intake.
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The only way to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body requires.
Muscle loss might be an inevitable part of ageing, but exercise can slow this process down.
Without proper care, lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen muscle loss and long-term health in ageing populations.
Muscle mass is important for maintaining health and being active during older age.
The vitamin could also protect against sarcopenia, which affects more than 50 million people globally.
Could biscuits be the answer when it comes to helping old people retain their strength?
Delivering the extra protein older people need via biscuits could be a simple and effective way to help guard against muscle loss in ageing.
Sarcopenia is defined by a loss of muscle mass and strength, usually associated with ageing. But it can be treated.
A muscle-wasting condition called sarcopenia affects up to one-third of older adults. The good news is that people with sarcopenia can rebuild their muscle mass.
What science can tell us about ageing and strength.
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