Recognition of sarcopenia will aid in preventing the strength-sapping disease
"The CDC’s move may not sound like much more than an administrative one. But it’s an important step in the drive to raise awareness among patients, caregivers, doctors and researchers about this condition — and to create comprehensive standards for diagnosing and treating it.
This will help seniors live fully as they age — on their terms, in their homes, independently.
Even though sarcopenia is only newly “reportable,” research has shown it is already prevalent among seniors. It afflicts nearly one in three people over the age of 60 — and more than half of those over age 80."