Sarcopenia: The Silent Crippler

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Description: Sarcopenia is not a disease, state doctors Ronenn Roubenoff and Carmen Castaneda in their report Sarcopenia-Understanding the Dynamics of Aging Muscle, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, but rather [it] refers specifically to the universal, involuntary decline in lean body mass that occurs with age, primarily due to the loss of skeletal muscle. "The weakness that results in imbalance is a very important element, along with low bone mass, contributing to the high incidence of hip fractures," states Irwin Rosenberg of the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.
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