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Nov
5
2015

Study Examines Prevalence of Sarcopenia among German Women Ages 70+

A study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging explores the prevalence of sarcopenia among "community-dwelling" German women ages 70 and older living in Northern Bavaria. The study finds that while the prevalence of sarcopenia is relatively low, those with osteoarthritis in the hip and lower limbs were at increased risk for the... Read more »

Oct
15
2015

Trial Examines Whether Muscle Mass Could Be Improved in Older Adults with Supplements, Exercise

Nutritional supplements in capsules and tablets.Rick Sharp, Ph.D., an expert at Iowa State University, is conducting a trial to investigate the effectiveness of combining supplements  and resistance training in older adults with low levels of vitamin... Read more »

Oct
14
2015

Could Compounds in Green Tomatoes and Apples Help Reduce Muscle Loss?

apples and tomatoesScientists at the University of Iowa say they have found the first example of a protein, called ATF4, that could cause aging-related muscle atrophy and weakness. The experts also made another discovery: Natural compounds in green tomatoes and apples... Read more »

Jun
29
2015

Dr. Roger Fielding Gives an Update on Sarcopenia Research

Roger A. Fielding, Ph.D., offers an honest take when he talks about the future of sarcopenia research. As the director of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory (NEPS) at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center... Read more »

Jun
18
2015

Learn about the Pepper Centers 

The National Institute on Aging's Pepper Centers are a group of 14 nationwide locations that "support biomedical research leading to maintenance of functional independence into older age.” Among the earliest research was the LIFE study, which focuses on how to preserve physical... Read more »