Hormonal and lifestyle determinants of appendicular skeletal muscle mass in men

Sarcopenia is the medial term for abnormal muscle loss. This occurs as we get older and much effort has been focused on why this occurs. (stay tuned–some research is pointing towards the type of meal such as all protein vs all carb and how our muscle building capacity changes as we get older…)

This article found several risk factors, but one that caught my eye was 25 (OH) Vitamin D. This compound has been getting more and more press and I’m strongly considering making this a standard recommendation for my senior patients as well as some good sun exposure for 15 mins per day. AJCN — Abstracts: Szulc et al. 80 (2): 496 –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.