Journal article

Sarcopenic obesity

D Scott, V Hirani

European Geriatric Medicine | Published : 2016

Abstract

"Sarcopenic obesity" describes the confluence of low muscle mass and/or strength with obesity in older adults, thought to contribute to increased risk for poor health outcomes compared to either condition alone. Despite almost 20 years of research into sarcopenic obesity, it currently lacks a consensus definition and this is a barrier to research and clinical investigations. This narrative review summarises current evidence of the role of sarcopenic obesity in age-related declines in musculoskeletal and cardiometabolic health, and potential treatment strategies. Research to date suggests that sarcopenic obesity, when defined by low muscle strength, contributes to significantly increased risk..

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