The Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Sarcopenia of Cirrhosis
AbstractThe aim of this review is to understand how physical activity and nutrition are involved in the improvement of sarcopenia in patients affected by liver cirrhosis. The pathogenesis of sarcopenia in cirrhosis involves three major factors: inadequate dietary intake, metabolic disturbances, and malabsorption. Although in the early stages muscles appear to be spared, sarcopenia progressively leads to mobility limitations and its consequences, such as propensity to falls and drastically reducing life quality. Several studies confirm the important role played by physical activity and balanced nutrition in this chronic condition. Exercise and nutritional intervention should be recommended in these patients in order to improve quality of life. View Full-Text
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Trovato, F.M.; Aiello, F.C.; Larocca, L.; Taylor-Robinson, S.D. The Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Sarcopenia of Cirrhosis. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2016, 1, 118-125.
Trovato FM, Aiello FC, Larocca L, Taylor-Robinson SD. The Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Sarcopenia of Cirrhosis. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2016; 1(1):118-125.Chicago/Turabian Style
Trovato, Francesca M.; Aiello, Flavia C.; Larocca, Licia; Taylor-Robinson, Simon D. 2016. "The Role of Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Sarcopenia of Cirrhosis." J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 1, no. 1: 118-125.