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Sarcopenia and Geriatic Medical Patients: Screening of risk, protein supplementation combined with resistance training, and measurement of body composistion

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

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Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength with age, which has many negative consequences. Especially older adults admitted to the hospital are vulnerable; however, not well studied in the context of sarcopenia.

The overall objectives of this PhD project involving geriatric medical patients were to evaluate a screening tool developed to identify the risk of sarcopenia.

Furthermore, to investigate the effect of a long-term treatment strategy to counteract sarcopenia by combining protein supplementation with resistance training (RT) compared to RT alone.

Finally, the agreement in body composition measurements between two specific devices (bio-impedance analysis and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) was investigated.
Antal sider223
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-93510-45-6
StatusUdgivet - 17 dec. 2019

ID: 58905016