SEMINAR: From cradle to grave: a lifecourse approach to understanding sarcopenia
|From cradle to grave: a lifecourse approach to understanding sarcopenia : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series
Raine Visiting Professor Lecture
The Seminar: Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with age. There has been exciting recent progress in the development of a consensus approach to defining sarcopenia which is enabling the prevalence to be compared in different settings. It is clear that it is common in older men and women, and that its components have serious health consequences in terms of disability, morbidity and mortality as well as significant healthcare costs.
Important influences on sarcopenia such as resistance exercise and nutritional intake in later life are well described. However there remains considerable unexplained variation between older people which might be partly explained by the observation that muscle mass and strength in later life reflect not only the rate of loss but also the peak attained earlier in life. This has led to an innovative lifecourse approach to understanding sarcopenia utilising unique UK birth cohorts such as the Hertfordshire Cohort Study.
The Speaker: Avan Aihie Sayer graduated in medicine from the University of London and following general medical training, won a 4 year Wellcome Clinical Training Fellowship including an MSc in Epidemiology in London and a PhD on the developmental origins of ageing at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton.
She became a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine in Southampton in 1998, returned to the MRC as a Clinical Scientist in 2000 and was appointed to a Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Southampton in 2007.
She is Principal Investigator of an MRC programme grant studying sarcopenia, frailty and clinical practice in older people and leads an interdisciplinary ageing research group including a flourishing NIHR funded academic geriatric medicine training programme. She is involved in a wide range of national and international collaborations.
Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, MRC Clinical Scientist and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital, UK & Raine Visiting Professor
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