2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART A
Sarcopenia is an age-related progressive decline in muscle mass and function that contributes to increased physical disability, morbidity and mortality among the elderly people. Nutrition plays an important role in the sarcopenia. Exercise (both resistance and aerobic) is combination with adequate protein and energy intake is the key factor for the prevention and management of sarcopenia.
Objective: To study the association of diet and disease condition among sarcopenic subjects.
Methodology: A hospital based observational study was carried out on 100 patients who are admitted to Apollo BGS, Mysore. The required data was collected referring the case record of patients. A questionnaire with structural interviews was used during data collection.
Result: The findings shows that arthritis and chronic kidney disease patient having more sarcopenia. Less consumption of protein leads to sarcopenia condition.
Conclusion: This study shows that diet plays an important role in sarcopenia condition. Adequate protein helps to maintain muscle mass. As the body becomes vulnerable to the disease condition, sarcopenia may also increases in its progression.