Sarcopenia: Treatment and Prevention Strategies
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2110, 3020, 4190, 5050
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 8.3.6
CPE Level 2
This continuing education course reviews the impact of sarcopenia on the aging population, its pathophysiology, and prevention and treatment strategies.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and health consequences of age-related sarcopenia.
- Explain the underlying mechanisms in the development of sarcopenia.
- State current dietary and exercise recommendations for the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia.
- Discuss pharmaceutical treatments that are being researched to treat sarcopenia.
Sharon Collison, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, is an instructor of clinical nutrition in the department of behavioral health and nutrition at the University of Delaware and a freelance writer in Newark, Delaware.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR