Sarcopenia 1st Edition

Edited and written by world experts in the field, this book defines and explains the clinical relevance of an important geriatric syndrome: Sarcopenia. The book covers all recent scientific evidence and treatment options including interventions to improve sarcopenia, nutritional approaches to treat sarcopenia and the future of drug treatments.

About the Author

Dr. Alfonso J. Cruz Jentoft is a specialist in GeriatricMedicine and Gerontology. He currently leads the GeriatricDepartment of the Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal and ofthe Clinica Ruber, both in Madrid, Spain. He is Past Presidentof the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) and is nowmember of its Academic Board. He has also served as Secretary andBoard Member of the Sociedad Espanola de Geriatria yGerontologia. He represents Spain in the Council of theInternational Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology(IAGG). Dr. Cruz-Jentoft is associate editor of the journal EuropeanGeriatric Medicine, and member of the editorial board of otherleading geriatric European journals. He is author of La vidaempieza a los cincuenta (Life starts at fifty, Temas de Hoy) and Lavejez positiva (Positive ageing, Esfera de los libros), and editoror co-author of many medical textbooks and more than 100peer-reviewed articles. His present areas of active researchinclude sarcopenia and nutrition in older people, geriatricpharmacotherapy, Alzheimer s disease and geriatricassessment.

Dr. John E. Morley, known internationally as agerontological researcher, clinician, and educator, became theDirector of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the DammertProfessor of Gerontology. In addition to extensive personalscientific achievements, Dr. Morley has directed the clinicaltraining programs in both endocrinology and geriatrics andsupervised research activities ranging from basic biomedicalinvestigation to epidemiology and health services research. He isthe editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences,and recipient of the Ipsen Foundation of Longevity Award in 2001,the American Geriatrics Society’s Lascher/Manning Award forLifetime Achievement in Geriatrics in 2002, and the GerontologicalSociety of America’s Freeman Award in 2004. He has developed anumber of educational games and has a special interest incontinuous quality improvement (CQI).

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