Physical Exercise as Therapy for Frailty

Speaker: D. Villareal Presented at:  83rd Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop

Summary

Dr Dennis T Villareal, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, reviews the evidence supporting physical exercise as therapy for frailty.  He explores the effect of activity as well as dietary changes on measures of frailty, and considers how frailty in obese older patients can be best managed.