While age-related muscle atrophy (i.e. sarcopenia) in normal and healthy populations is widely recognized as a chronic loss of muscle mass, strength and function, there is currently no scientific information on the development, natural course and characteristics of sarcopenia among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The complex mechanisms underlying the development of sarcopenia among elderly persons with IDD have yet to be elucidated. This population is increasing and likely to be more vulnerable than individuals without intellectual disability. Furthermore, they frequently lack health prevention and rehabilitation services.
|Title of host publication||Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
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