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Expert Healthcare Panel Recommends Select Nutritional Support for Baby Boomers for Healthy Aging to Maintain Active Lifestyles
Date:8/30/2010

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutritional recommendations for the management of sarcopenia -- also described as age-related muscle and functional loss -- were published this past week in the clinical publication, Journal of American Medical Directors Association (July – Volume 11:391 -396)  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20627179). It suggests that while adequate protein supplementation might slow loss of muscle mass, a high leucine and essential amino acid protein blend may be more effective at maintaining and building muscle mass in older persons. The publication was authored by a leading group of respected global clinical experts in aging health based on more than 12 months of work by the consensus panel sponsored by the independent group, Society for Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disease.

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As Americans Get Older, the Economic Burdens for Healthcare Increase Due to Preventable Chronic Diseases

Age-related muscle and functional loss (i.e., sarcopenia) has been estimated to have an economic burden related to health care costs in the United States of $18.5 billion per year. As the amount of muscle mass decreases and fat mass increases with age, activity levels are compromised resulting in an increased risk
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