Sarcopenia and Impaired Mobility Working Group


Chairs: R Rizzoli and C Cooper

Members : G Adib, N Binkley, ML Brandi, O Bruyere, D Chan, R Chapurlat, T Chevalley, P Clark, B Dawson-Hughes, E Dennison, A El Maghraoui, K Engelke, R Fielding, J Foldes, G Guglielmi, N Harvey, JA Kanis, JM Kaufman, B Larijani, W Lems, G Lyritis, S Maggi, L Masi, OD Messina, A Papaioannou, JY Reginster, P Szulc, L van Loon


  • Review the different definitions of sarcopenia, the aetiology  and assessment in elderly;
  • Produce a consensus  paper on the impact of sarcopenia on physical activity and falls and the role of nutrients, alone or as adjuvant to exercise, in sarcopenia;
  • Produce a patient leaflet on the role and benefits of nutrition and mobility intervention for wide distribution (this brochure will be a simplified version of the paper);
  • Produce a slide kit for health care professionals based on the paper.

Working sub-groups

The group has been divided into the following sub-groups:

  • Group 1: Efficacy of nutritional intervention on sarcopenia
  • Group 2: Comparison of available guidelines on nutritional management of sarcopenia
  • Group 3: Efficacy of physical activity on sarcopenia
  • Group 4: Comparison of available guidelines on physical exercise management of sarcopenia
  • Group 5: Interaction between nutrition and exercise on sarcopenia


Nutrition and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia: systematic review.

Beaudart, C., Dawson, A., Shaw, S. et al. on behalf of the IOF-ESCEO Sarcopenia Working Group.

Osteoporosis International (2017). DOI 10.1007/s00198-017-3980-9