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Differences in the Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling, Nursing Home and Hospitalized Individuals. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

S.K. Papadopoulou, P. Tsintavis, P. Potsaki, et al.

J Nutr Health Aging. 2020;24(1):83-90. doi: 10.1007/s12603-019-1267-x.

The current systematic review and meta-analysis study was carried out to estimate the overall prevalence of sarcopenia in both males and females in different regions around the world and to show the major differences in its occurrence among different populations.

Novel Insights on Intake of Fish and Prevention of Sarcopenia: All Reasons for an Adequate Consumption

M. Rondanelli, C. Rigon, S. Perna, et al.

Nutrients. 2020 Jan 24;12(2). pii: E307. doi: 10.3390/nu12020307.

This narrative literature review was performed to evaluate evidence regarding the actual benefit of fish consumption in the prevention of sarcopenia and the positive action on the muscle mass of the biological compounds present in fish.

Defining sarcopenia: some caveats and challenges

D. Sanchez-Rodriguez, E. Marco, A.J. Cruz-Jentoft

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2020 Mar;23(2):127-132. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000621.

The aim was to summarize the latest advances and caveats in defining sarcopenia and discuss the implications of the most recent worldwide initiatives which are trying to harmonize the definition.

A home-based exercise program focused on proprioception to reduce falls in frail and pre-frail community-dwelling older adults

P. Pérez-Ros, R. Vila-Candel, F.M. Martínez-Arnau

Geriatr Nurs. 2020 Mar 18. pii: S0197-4572(20)30053-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.01.017. [Epub ahead of print]

This before-after, non-randomized intervention study assessed a one-year proprioception training program with individual daily home exercises in 564 community-dwelling people aged 70 years and over, with different frailty phenotypes.

Screening for Frailty in Older Emergency Patients and Association with Outcome

S. Lewis, L. Evans, T. Rainer, et al.

Geriatrics (Basel). 2020 Mar 19;5(1). pii: E20. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics5010020.

This study used the Frailsafe three-point screening questions amongst older Emergency Department (ED) attendees.

Musculoskeletal adaptations to strength training in frail elderly: a matter of quantity or quality?

S.N. Aas, M. Breit, S. Karsrud, et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12543. [Epub ahead of print]

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of heavy-load strength training on a broad number of factors related to specific strength in frail elderly.

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