WHAT IS SARCOPENIA?
Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the aging process. Loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living, are hallmark signs of this disease.
WHO IS AT RISK?
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, sarcopenia is a disorder related to advancing age and the condition is generally attributed to four key risk factors:
- being of an age 40 years and older
- living a sedentary lifestyle,
- malnutrition or lack of adequate nutrition
- consuming a diet high in acid-producing foods
While each of these factors is distinct, they combine to produce an age-related loss of muscle coordination and overall muscle