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Dietary recommendations of sarcopenia

Watch Prof Yang gives dietary recommendation for sarcopenia.

Prof Yang will give dietary recommendations for sarcopenia in this video. Protein and exercise are the key elements for sarcopenia prevention. However, energy is closely related to nutrition. Prof Yang will explain which key nutrients are likely to cause sarcopenia.

The possible mechanism of sarcopenia is closely connected with nutrient deficiency, including calories, protein, vitamin D, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Because lack of energy causes weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and a loss of muscle mass. Protein deficiency limits muscle protein synthesis, and vitamin D deficiency causes muscle weakness and lower protein synthesis. While lack of antioxidants increases oxidative stress to muscle tissue, and omega-3 fatty acid deficiency causes inflammation.

The common recommendations for sarcopenia prevention:

  • Sufficient intake of energy and high-quality protein
  • Sufficient intake of Ca and Vit D
  • Moderate exercise
  • Antioxidants
  • Muscle-making supplements
  • Texture-modified Food
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Nutrition and Age-Related Chronic Diseases

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