Special Issue "Sarcopenia, Muscle Wasting and Exercise"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Research Center on Motor Activities (CRAM), University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 97, 95123 Catania, Italy
Department of Biology, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Interests: anatomy; histology; morphology; kinesiology; musculoskeletal disorders; rehabilitation; physical activity; exercise; sports medicine; aging; nutrition; cartilage; osteoarthritis; tissue engineering
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Sarcopenia, a component of the fragility syndrome, is a condition which focuses on muscle loss. Loss of muscle mass and function, especially muscle strength and gait speed, associated with aging occurs in sarcopenia. Sarcopenia, cachexia, and malnutrition are considered as the main causes of muscle wasting and affect millions of elderly people and patients. Moreover, muscle atrophy can develop independently from diseases and age through disuse of the muscles. For a better classification and common language in medical science for “muscle wasting disease”, there is a proposal to combine the concepts of muscle wasting, sarcopenia, frailty, and cachexia using disease aetiology and disease progression. Patients with muscle atrophy show decreased muscle strength and therefore reduced quality of life, which is caused by a lower activity and increased exercise intolerance. Lack of exercise is thought to be a significant risk factor for sarcopenia. Sarcopenia and exercise is the main topic of this Special Issue. Exercise is associated with improved life quality, reduced health problems, and prolonged lifespan. Exercise should be considered a fundamental point in the treatment of pathological skeletal muscle mass reduction. The present Special Issue also seeks to emphasize to the scientific community the positive effects of adapted physical activity in preventing or treating muscle wasting.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Musumeci
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- muscle wasting
- wasting syndromes
- loss of muscle mass
- involuntary weight loss
- chronic disease
- advanced disease
- chronic heart failure
- chronic lung disease
- liver cirrhosis
- chronic kidney failure
- musculoskeletal disorders
- fat tissue