Asia Pacific Geriatric Congress Highlights

Editor(s): D. Thomas Conference Proceedings & Specific Issues 2012


Symposium Highlights from the Asia Pacific Geriatric Congress “Undernutrition, Cachexia and Sarcopenia in Older Adults” by Prof David Thomas,  Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, USA.

Key Messages:

Anorexia of aging: Decreased energy intake and involuntary weight loss
Undernutrition syndromes: Starvation, cachexia and sarcopenia
Nutritional supplementation and resistance exercise improve clinical outcomes