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Mar
3
2016

Study Examines Skeletal Muscle Health and Its Importance to Healthy Aging

A study published in the journal Biogerontology aims to "critique current literature relating to the maintenance of muscle mass across lifespan and discuss whether maintaining or reducing protein synthesis is the most logical approach to... Read more »

Feb
18
2016

Comments Requested for Baseline Frailty Parameters for Clinical Trial Populations

The European Medicines Agency has released a document that "outlines the general principles that may be applied for the baseline categorization of older patients enrolled in a clinical trial or other clinical investigation (e.g. registry) on the basis of their frailty status."  The EMA is seeking comments on... Read more »

Feb
10
2016

Physically Demanding Jobs May Lead to Limitations in Later Life

Working at construction site on city street A new study from French researchers finds that people who work in physically demanding professions may experience limitations in their daily activities during their retirement years. According to the study published... Read more »

Feb
1
2016

Trial Offers Promise for Aging-Related Muscle Decline

A phase 2 research trial offers promise that decline in aging-associated muscle mass could be treated with a myostatin antibody. In the study, injections of an antibody made over a period of 24 weeks resulted in increased lean muscle mass in patients age 75 and over who had low... Read more »

Jan
19
2016

IAGG-GARN Releases Video on Frailty

The IAGG-GARN network has released a new short video about the danger that frailty poses to the physical function and independence of older adults. It's meant to educate older adults about how to recognize the signs of frailty and take action. You can watch the video below: