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Advances being made in combining physical and nutritional therapy to mitigate age-related sarcopenia

Posted:  Monday, December 31, 2012

At a Nestlé Nutrition Institute satellite symposium held at the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) congress, in Brussels on 27 September 2012, leading experts examined the evidence showing the synergistic relationship between resistance exercise and supplemental nutrition in the elderly. In particular, speakers explored the impact that this combined approach can have in supporting muscle strength and physical function to mitigate of age-related sarcopenia. 1. Protein supplementation strengthens muscle function – but not all proteins are equal 2. New Study shows whey offers superior advantages than other protein sources to counter muscle loss as adults age 3. Resistance exercise and specialised nutrition improves muscle strength even among frail. For further details please download the proceedings of the workshop or visit the congress website.