Because it’s easy to read and has clear, easy to understand recommendations for preventing age-related muscle loss.
An expert panel was brought together to review existing literature and develop nutritional recommendations for prevention and management of sarcopenia, which is age-related muscle loss. While adequate protein intake (especially those including the amino acids leucine and possibly creatine) may enhance muscle strength, eating sufficient protein alone only slows the loss of muscle mass. Aerobic and resistance exercise is also required because exercise combined with eating adequate protein and energy-providing food was found to be the key component of preventing and managing sarcopenia. If your vitamin D levels are low, vitamin D replacement is also required.
Women entering the menopausal transition need more awareness of how to prevent and manage sarcopenia as they age in order to maintain their strength and their quality of life (QOL).
Morley, J. E., Argiles, J. M., Evans, W. J., Bhasin, S., Cella, D., Deutz, N. E., Doehner, W., Fearon, K. C., Ferrucci, L., Hellerstein, M. K., Kalantar-Zadeh, K., Lochs, H., MacDonald, N., Mulligan, K., Muscaritoli, M., Ponikowski, P., Posthauer, M. E., Rossi Fanelli, F., Schambelan, M., Schols, A. M., Schuster M.W., and Anker, S.D., 2010
The authors are members of an expert panel convened by the Society for Sarcopenia, Cachexia, and Wasting Disease. This indicates they are leaders in their fields.
This paper was published in a credible, peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.