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Sarcopaenia and vitamin D

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by David Scott
Sarcopaenia is the term used to described age-related declines in skeletal muscle mass and function, and has been demonstrated to be associated with an increased risk of mobility limitations, disability and loss of independence, falls and fractures, and mortality (1). Whilst sarcopaenia appears to represent a ubiquitous and continuous process, the associated functional declines may be largely preventable and even reversible through behavioural modifications such as resistance training and adequate nutrition (2). There has recently been a great deal of interest in the physiological actions of vitamin D, a secosteroid hormone produced in the epidermis following ultraviolet B light exposure and also obtained in small amounts from some foods (3). Older adults, particularly those with mobility limitations and those who are institutionalised, may be at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency due to inadequate sun exposure and there is evidence to suggest that this may contribute to sarcopaenia progression (4).

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

IOF Regionals 2nd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis and Bone Meeting: Osteoporosis International, with other metabolic bone diseases, 4th - 8th September, 2011, Gold Coast, Australia

Start Page

506

End Page

507

Number of Pages

2

Start Date

01/01/2011

eISSN

1433-2965

ISSN

0937-941X

Location

Gold Coast, Australia

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

International Osteoporosis Foundation. Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis and Bone Meeting;Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society. Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis and Bone Meeting

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