Musculoskeletal outcome

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass (0.5–1% loss per year after the age of 50), quality, and strength associated with aging.[1] Sarcopenia is a component of the frailty syndrome. It is often a component of cachexia. It can also exist independently of cachexia; whereas cachexia includes malaise and is secondary to an underlying pathosis (such as cancer), sarcopenia may occur in healthy people and does not necessarily include malaise. The term is from Greek σάρξ sarx, "flesh" and πενία penia, "poverty".

Musculoskeletal
3 causes

Related to Sarcopenia

Causes of Sarcopenia : Reducing Your Risk

FactorsEffectEvidenceStudies

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Strong Decrease

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Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Minor Decrease

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Sarcopenia outcomes

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Fall Musculoskeletal outcome
Fall
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

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