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Skeletal muscle mass is responsible for functional independence and normal metabolism while adipose tissue is associated with various chronic diseases. Total and the ratio of muscle mass and adipose tissue influence energy expenditure, glucose uptake, glycogen storage and fatty acid oxidation. Additionally, muscle tissue provides a reservoir of amino acids that can be used for synthesis of antibodies, enzymes, and cell signaling molecules. Changes in muscle mass and adipose tissue can significantly alter physiological and physical function, so accurate measurements of muscle mass and adipose tissue are important to determine nutrition and exercise interventions that maintain normal metabolism, preserve immune function and sustain functional independence. This session will summarize the importance of muscle mass and adipose tissue to health and response to disease, as well as the opportunities and challenges of using ultrasound for the nutrition assessment of various patient populations.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 3030, 2070, 3030
- Highlight why body composition is emerging as an important component of nutrition assessment.
- Review the practical applications and precision of using ultrasound to assess adipose tissue and muscle mass.
- Describe how body composition is associated with outcomes in various patient populations.
- Sandra Gomez-Perez, PhD, RD, LDN
- Marina Mourtzakis, PhD
- Hannah Roosevelt, MS, RD, CNSC