Special Issue "Frailty: Role of Nutrition and Exercise"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 June 2019).
Interests: geriatric evaluation; memory; management of falls; nutrition; oncogeriatrics; prevention of loss of mobility
Interests: physiological aspects of aging and exercise; body composition; functional profile; food; aging
Frailty is a common syndrome in older adults and considered as the stage that precedes dependency. Sarcopenia, low muscle quality, physical inactivity, and poor nutritional status are generally considered as major components for frailty. Nevertheless, there is no clear consensus about the definition of frailty and the type of intervention to prevent it.
The purpose of this special issue is an update on the role of exercise and nutritional interventions (combined or separated) on muscle function and physical performances in older patients at risk of frailty or with frailty living in the community, in nursing home or hospitalized.
Topics may include, but not be limited to, those listed below:
1) Influence of proteins (quantity, type, distribution) with or without exercise intervention
2) Influence of specific amino acids (EAA, leucine, casein, citrulline, etc.) with or without exercise intervention
3) Influence of other nutrients (vitamin D, Omega 3, etc.) with or without exercise intervention
4) Influence of energy needs/ undernourished state.
Overall, this special issue will focus on addressing existing evidence gaps in this field with a view to finding the tracks for future care and toincreasing clinician awareness and knowledge of sarcopenia/frailty.
Your participation to share your expertise with the scientific and medical community is important and will be appreciated.
Prof. Marc Bonnefoy
Prof. Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
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- Muscle function
- Muscle quality
- Physical activity
- Lifestyle habits
- Energy needs and energy expenditure
- Essential amino acids
- Vitamin D and omega-3