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The Future Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Europe: A Claim for Public Health Action.

O. Ethgen, C. Beaudart, F. Buckinx et al.

Calcif Tissue Int. 2017;100(3):229-234

This article showed that the number of sarcopenic patients will dramatically increase in the next 30 years, making consequences of muscle wasting a major public health issue.

Measurement of muscle mass in sarcopenia: from imaging to biochemical markers

M. Tosato, E. Marzetti, M. Cesari et al.

Aging Clin Exp Res Epub 2017 Feb 10

The aim of this article is to critically review available methods for muscle mass estimation, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of each of them as well as their proposed field of application.

Sarcopenia: an overview

E. Marzetti, R. Calvani, M. Tosato et al.

Aging Clin Exp Res Epub 2017 Feb 10

The “Sarcopenia and Physical fRailty IN older people: multi-componenT Treatment strategies” project (the SPRINTT project) has operationalized a specific condition, named physical frailty and sarcopenia (PF&S), characterized by the combination of low physical performance (based on the Short Physical Performance Battery) and low muscle mass (according to the FNIH cut-points). A randomized controlled trial will be conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a multi-component intervention for preventing mobility disability and other adverse health outcomes in older adults with PF&S.

Physical activity and exercise as countermeasures to physical frailty and sarcopenia

E. Marzetti, R. Calvani, M. Tosato et al.

Aging Clin Exp Res Epub 2017 Feb 10

The present review summarizes the available evidence in support of physical activity as a remedy against physical frailty and sarcopenia.

SPRINTT and the involvement of stakeholders: strategy and structure

R. Le Lain, C. Ignaszewski, I. Klingmann et al.

Aging Clin Exp Res Epub 2017 Feb 10

The present article describes the SPRINTT workpackage activities aimed at engaging the scientific discussion on the physical frailty and sarcopenia with the EMA as one of its interlocutor acknowledging the need to collaborate on this topic to foster a productive dialogue.

The “Sarcopenia and Physical fRailty IN older people: multicomponenT Treatment strategies” (SPRINTT) project: advancing the care of physically frail and sarcopenic older people

R. Bernabei, L. Mariotti, P. Bordes et al.

Aging Clin Exp Res Epub 2017 Feb 10

 The “Sarcopenia and Physical fRailty IN older people: multi-componenT Treatment strategies” (SPRINTT) project has been designed to produce significant advancements in the management of older persons with PF&S.

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