Journal article

The prevention of osteoporosis and sarcopenia in older adults

Patrick P Coll, Steven Phu, Samah H Hajjar, Ben Kirk, Gustavo Duque, Pam Taxel

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are common in older adults. Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Bone fractures can result in changes in posture, pain, the need for surgical repair and functional impairment. Sarcopenia is the progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and/or physical performance. Older adults with sarcopenia experience increased risk of frailty, disability, hospitalizations, mortality, and a reduced quality of life. In this narrative review we provide guidance regarding the prevention of bo..

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