- By Joel Streed
Muscle Loss and Aging
Sarcopenia is the fancy medical name used to describe the loss of skeletal muscle as we age. That muscle loss can not only limit the ability to do the things we love to do, it can also limit the activities of daily life. Worse, it can lead to falls, loss of independence, trips to the hospital or a nursing home, even death.
Mayo Clinic researcher Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, presented an update on promising strategies and therapies to restore skeletal muscle health in the face of aging and disease during a symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference.
Journalists, sound bites from Dr. LeBrasseur are available in the downloads below.