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The impact of post-resistance exercise protein consumption on subsequent appetite and daily energy intake of sarcopenic older men: a pilot study

M. Maltais, M. Du Bois-Dit-Bonclaude, T. Amamou, et al.

Aging Clin Exp Res. 2018;30(9):1087-1092

Post-exercise consumption of protein supplements made from dairy products appear not to compromise daily nutritional behavior and does not confer the anticipated negative impact on nutritional intake in sarcopenic older men.

Effect of resistance training on inflammatory markers of older adults: A meta-analysis

A.V. Sardeli, C.M. Tomeleri, E.S. Cyrino, et al.

Exp Gerontol. 2018;111:188-196

Low-grade inflammation is associated with several deleterious health outcomes and may aggravate sarcopenia and dynapenia during aging. A strategy to alleviate these conditions is resistance training (RT). Thus, the aim was to critically examine the effects of regular RT on inflammatory markers of older adults from previous studies.

Role of Oral Nutritional Supplements Enriched with β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate in Maintaining Muscle Function and Improving Clinical Outcomes in Various Clinical Settings

A. Sanz-Paris, M. Camprubi-Robles, J.M. Lopez-Pedrosa, et al.

J Nutr Health Aging. 2018;22(6):664-675

Overall, current evidence suggests that therapeutic nutrition such as β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HP-ONS+HMB) seems to be a promising tool to mitigate the decline in muscle mass and preserve muscle function, especially during hospital rehabilitation and recovery.

Bioelectrical impedance analysis in the assessment of sarcopenia

M.C. Gonzalez, T.G. Barbosa-Silva, S.B. Heymsfield

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2018;21(5):366-374

As bioelectrical impedance analysis(BIA) equations and cut-off values are population and device-specific, results should be interpreted with caution when data from different devices are applied in equations or using cut-off values from a different population.

Reduced plasma concentration of branched-chain amino acids in sarcopenic older subjects: a cross-sectional study

I. Ottestad, S.M. Ulven, L.K.L. Øyri, et al.

Br J Nutr. 2018;120(4):445-453

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are essential amino acids that are necessary for muscle mass maintenance. Little is known about the plasma concentrations of BCAA and the protein intake in relation to sarcopenia. We aimed to compare the non-fasting plasma concentrations of the BCAA and the dietary protein intake between sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic older adults.

Longitudinal Associations Between Walking Speed and Amount of Self-reported Time Spent Walking Over a 9-Year Period in Older Women and Men

J.R. Best, T. Liu-Ambrose, A.L. Metti, et al.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018;73(9):1265-1271

In this longitudinal study, we hypothesized that early mobility limitations would contribute to later decreases in physical activity to a larger degree than the reciprocal association of early decreases in physical activity to later mobility limitations.