The Society for Sarcopenia, Cachexia, and Wasting Disease convened an expert panel to develop nutritional recommendations for prevention and management of sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass in aging males).
Exercise (both resistance and aerobic) in combination with adequate protein and energy intake is the key component of the prevention and management of sarcopenia.
- Adequate supplementation of protein alone only slows loss of muscle mass.
- Adequate protein intake of leucine-enriched balanced amino acids and possibly creatine may enhance muscle strength.
- Low 25(OH) vitamin D levels require vitamin D replacement.
Source: JAMDA (Journal of American Medical Directors Association); Vol. 11, Issue 6, July 2101, Pages 391-396