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J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2011;30(4):315-68. doi: 10.1080/21551197.2011.623931.

The frailty syndrome: a comprehensive review.

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Department of Human Environmental Studies, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859, USA. heube1ra@cmich.edu

Abstract

The frailty syndrome is defined as unintentional weight and muscle loss, exhaustion, and declines in grip strength, gait speed, and activity. Evidence with respect to the clinical definition, epidemiology, mechanisms, interactions, assessment, prevention, and treatment of frailty in the older adult is reviewed.

PMID:
22098178
DOI:
10.1080/21551197.2011.623931
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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