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The importance of protein intake and strength exercises for older adults

Paproski, Justina Jane PA-C; Finello, Gabriella Celeste PA-C; Murillo, Alexandra PA-C; Mandel, Ellen DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RDN, CDE

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: November 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 11 - p 32–36
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000586328.11996.c0
Review Article

ABSTRACT Sarcopenia, the progressive deterioration of muscle mass, quality, and strength, is prevalent among older adults. Since the first Baby Boomers reached age 65 years in 2010, primary care providers have faced a challenge to address sarcopenia in this growing older population. Preventing sarcopenia is essential for reducing falls, preventing chronic disease, and improving longevity. This article reviews new dietary and exercise guidelines for sarcopenia prevention in older adults.

At the time this article was written, Justina Jane Paproski, Gabriella Celeste Finello, and Alexandra Murillo were students in the PA program at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Ellen Mandel is a clinical professor in the PA program at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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