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Helping older adults to stay independent for longer

Helping older adults to stay independent for longer

Publication date: Thursday, 19 December 2019
Contributor(s): Developed by a multidisciplinary UK best practice consensus group

The role of nutrition and exercise in maintaining muscle mass, strength and function pre and post falls and fractures

With an ageing population, strategies that help older adults to maintain their independence for longer are increasingly important. Low muscle mass adversely affects health outcomes and is strongly linked to mobility problems, falls and hip fracture. Good nutrition, particularly adequate protein intake, and regular exercise programmes can help to maintain muscle strength and function to reduce the risk of falls and fractures.

 
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This article has been sponsored by Abbott. The views expressed are those of the consensus group and not necessarily those of Abbott.
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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 4, Number 11, BJPCN Online 2019
Contributor(s): Developed by a multidisciplinary UK best practice consensus group

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