Webinar: Sarcopenia -Diet & Nutrition in Sarcopenia
The 2nd webinar was held at 8am PST on January 24, 2018 via a webinar portal of Sarcopenia -Education Series for Clinicians-, focusing on the latest knowledge about sarcopenia.
In the webinar, Dr. Robert Martindale, Professor of Surgery, Division Chief of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Service at Oregon Health and Science University, who is a key opinion leader in nutrition and sarcopenia, had a talk on the roles of diet and nutrition in sarcopenia. The video is now on SarcopeniaHelp.com.
At SarcopeniaHelp.com, the recorded webinar by Dr. John Morley, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University on definitions of and practical diagnosis of sarcopenia is also available to watch.
To access the webcast at SarcopeniaHelp.com
Inquiry about the webinar program Dan Mueller, GM, AstaMed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarcopenia is a disease that leads to the progressive loss of skeletal muscle. In Sarcopenia, muscle mass decreases beyond the normal aging process because of inadequate lifestyle and other issues leading to decrease in muscle strength and/or physical performance, negatively impacting Quality of Life, mobility and independence, and even resulting in mortality. It has long been considered a part of aging that cannot be managed, even though it is estimated that sarcopenia affects approximately 45% of the U.S. senior population and exceeds $18 billion dollars in direct healthcare costs annually. Beginning October 1, 2016, sarcopenia was coded in the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) under the code of M62.84.