Diabetes

Poor glycemic control linked to sarcopenia in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, poor glycemic control is associated with sarcopenia, according to a study published online May 9 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

Oncology & Cancer

Pumping iron could save your life

As far back as Ancient Greece, a sculptured physique has been heralded as the pinnacle of physical perfection. But now, researchers from Japan have found that increased muscle mass doesn't just make you look good, it could ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidelines for early detection and treatment of sarcopenia

Newcastle University experts are chairing a national session on new guidelines for the early detection and treatment of sarcopenia—a loss of muscle strength that affects many older people in the UK.

Medical research

The absence of a single protein spurs muscle aging in mice

IRB Barcelona researchers discover that the loss of the protein Mitofusin 2 in the muscles of young mice speeds up aging and causes early sarcopenia, thus leading to the muscle quality of aged mice.Sarcopenia, which is muscle ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low testosterone predicts mortality in advanced liver disease

(HealthDay)—For men with advanced liver disease, sarcopenia and low testosterone predict mortality, with better prediction for low testosterone, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

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