Daniel Béchet PhD
Unité de Nutrition Humaine/Clermont Université, France
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 PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, USA
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 MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Veterinary Medicine, IL, USA
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 DVM, PhD, DACVN
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.
Washington University School of
Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition, St. Louis, MO USA
MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Veterinary Medicine, IL USA