GERONTOLOGY: AN INSIDE OUT PERSPECTIVE
Companion Animal Nutrition Summit (CAN) 2018

LEAN BODY MASS IN HEALTH AND LONGEVITY

Understanding how nutrients can influence the age-related loss of lean body mass
Daniel Béchet PhD
Cellular and Functional Mechanisms Underlying Muscle Aging and Associated Diseases

Daniel Béchet PhD
Unité de Nutrition Humaine/Clermont Université, France

Overview

One of the most dramatic effects of increasing age is the atrophy of skeletal muscle, referred to as sarcopenia, which is predictive of all-cause mortality in the elderly. This presentation presents an overview of human studies of sarcopenia and describes findings from the PROOF cohort.

Bettina Mittendorfer
The Role of n-3 PUFA on Muscle Mass and Function in Aging Humans

Bettina Mittendorfer PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, USA

Overview

The progressive atrophy of skeletal muscle in aging humans leads to reduced ability to generate and maintain muscle force. This loss of muscle mass and strength can negatively affect daily activities. This presentation reviews the results from recent studies that demonstrate protein intake above recommended daily amount does not appreciably increase protein synthesis.

David A. Williams
Idiopathic Chronic Enteropathy in Older Cats

David A. Williams MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Veterinary Medicine, IL, USA

Overview

Up to 40% of cats over 10 years of age are affected by an enteropathy that causes malabsorption of a variety of nutrients and protein-losing enteropathy. This presentation reviews common age-related changes and opportunities to halt or reverse the decline in body weight.

Dorothy Laflamme
Effect of Diet on Loss and Preservation of Lean Body Mass in Aging Dogs and Cats

Dorothy Laflamme DVM, PhD, DACVN

Overview

Sarcopenia is an age-related loss of lean body mass (LBM) independent of disease. It is a long-term process with a complex etiology. Importantly, sarcopenia increases the risks for mortality. Accumulating evidence in humans, dogs and cats, suggests links between dietary nutrients and the preservation of LBM in aging subjects.

This document contains summaries of all presentations from the Companion Animal Summit, held May 3-5, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Please note that these summaries represent overviews of the presentations and may include opinions and research of presenters, which do not necessarily reflect those of the Nestlé Purina Petcare Company.
Produced by the Purina Institute, May 21, 2018
SPEAKERS
Presentations speakers on lean body mass in health and longevity include:
Daniel Bechet Circle
Daniel Bechet

PhD
Unité de Nutrition Humaine/
Clermont Université, France

Bettina Mittendorfer Circle
Bettina Mittendorfer

PhD
Washington University School of
Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition, St. Louis, MO USA

David A. Williams Circle
David A. Williams

MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Veterinary Medicine, IL USA

Dorothy Laflamme Circle
Dorothy Laflamme

DVM, PhD, DACVN

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