Sarcopenia: pathogenic mechanisms and the role of terapeutic exercise

Employer
Università degli studi della Campania
Location
Italy
Posted
October 05 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Descrizione sintetica in inglese (max 1000 caratteri) ___Sarcopenia is a very common condition in elderly, for whose role of multiple pathogenetic factors and of an appropriate treatment has not been clearly defined. Therefore, aim of this research is to define the characteristics of sarcopenia in a population of old people (aged more than 65 years) by quantifying its three main components: reduction of muscle mass, of muscular strength and of physical performance. The research will also have a perspective analysis of the effectiveness of different therapeutic interventions, comparing them with each other in their outcomes.



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