The SCWD to Hold Symposium on Cachexia at XIXth IAGG World Congress

The Society on Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD) will present a scientific symposium on Cachexia during the upcoming XIXth IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Paris on July 5-9, 2009.
 
 
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Feb. 23, 2009 - PRLog -- The Society on Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD) will present a scientific symposium on Cachexia during the upcoming XIXth IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Paris on July 5-9, 2009. The title of the session is “Cachexia: A New Geriatric Syndrome?”

Recently, cachexia has come under scrutiny and some term it a “new geriatric syndrome”. However, the underlying mechanisms causing cachexia are not well understood and the medical community lacks an operational definition of cachexia.

Some of the key objectives of the scientific program in development are to review how cachexia is different from starvation, malabsorption, hyperthyroidism, dehydration or sarcopenia as well as to propose a new definition of cachexia based on two consensus meetings held in 2006 and 2008. In addition, the program will provide an overview of nutritional aspects in the elderly population and discuss prevention options, review treatment options and develop prospects for the management of cachexia.

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