Dietitians can help older adults prevent muscle loss

09/12/2012 | Today's Dietitian

Early screening to identify older adults at risk for unintended weight loss and undernutrition or malnutrition is important for preventing and managing sarcopenia, or progressive muscle loss. For at-risk patients, dietitians can do further nutrition assessments, develop a dietary plan to increase protein and vitamin D, and make exercise recommendations to maximize muscle mass.

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