About this Research Topic
A growing body of research has highlighted dietary habits as a key lifestyle behavior with the potential to counteract the age-related accelerated loss of skeletal muscle mass and physical function, accompanied by progression of metabolic abnormalities and deterioration of quality of life.
The complex interactions between metabolic and inflammatory pathways underpinning this detrimental shift in body composition are poorly understood, and the true impact of dietary habits remains to be elucidated. In this context, the potential moderating effects by habitual physical activity behavior further adds to the complexity. Furthermore, differences in trajectories of muscle wasting and functional decline due to ethnicity, age and biological sex need to be considered.
The objective of this Research Topic is to clarify to what extent single nutrients and/or dietary patterns, alone and in combination with physical activity, impact on the maintenance of muscle mass and function in ageing populations of various backgrounds.
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