Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., and Joel Mason, M.D.
Dr. Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., is Associate Director of the Human Physiology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Dr. Nelson reports no commercial conflict of interest. In the last three years, Dr. Mason has received grant/research support from Mead-Johnson Nutritional and also served as a consultant for Mead-Johnson Nutritional.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss the importance of strength training in maintaining adequate muscle mass with aging
- Describe how maintaining muscle mass improves the functional status of the elderly
- List the benefits of exercise for the frail elderly and those with a burden of chronic disease.