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dc.contributor.authorLevinger, I
dc.contributor.authorPhu, S
dc.contributor.authorDuque, G
dc.date.available2019-02-15T04:25:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000379645100005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationLevinger, I., Phu, S. & Duque, G. (2016). Sarcopenia and Osteoporotic Fractures. Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 14 (1), pp.38-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12018-016-9204-6.
dc.identifier.issn1534-8644
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/220694
dc.description.abstractLow bone mass is strongly associated with increased fracture risk. However, the importance of low muscle mass and strength—known as sarcopenia—as a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures remains overlooked and sometimes controversial. Bone and muscle are closely interconnected not only anatomically, but also physically, chemically and metabolically. Indeed, a significant proportion of individuals with sarcopenia also suffer from osteopenia/osteoporosis suggesting a link between the two tissues. This subgroup of osteosarcopenic individuals are at higher risk of falls and fractures. Therefore, we suggest that lean mass and muscle strength/function assessments should be an integral part in any fracture prevention protocol. A combination of lean mass quantification by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan and assessment of muscle function by gait velocity could not only confirm the diagnosis of sarcopenia but also optimize any fracture prevention interventions. In the absence of specific therapies for sarcopenia, simple interventions such as resistance (weight-bearing) training, protein supplements and appropriate levels of vitamin D have a dual effect on bone and muscle and could have a significant effect on reducing falls and fractures in this high-risk population.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer (part of Springer Nature)
dc.titleSarcopenia and Osteoporotic Fractures
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12018-016-9204-6
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Western Health
melbourne.source.titleClinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism
melbourne.source.volume14
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages38-44
melbourne.elementsid1031446
melbourne.contributor.authorDuque, Gustavo
melbourne.contributor.authorPhu, Steven
melbourne.contributor.authorLevinger, Itamar
dc.identifier.eissn1559-0119
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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