Journal article

Metabolic Syndrome and Its Associations with Components of Sarcopenia in Overweight and Obese Older Adults

Jakub Mesinovic, Lachlan B McMillan, Catherine Shore-Lorenti, Barbora De Courten, Peter R Ebeling, David Scott

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Ageing, obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) may all contribute to poor muscle health (sarcopenia). This study aimed to determine the cross-sectional associations between MetS (International Diabetes Federation classification) and sarcopenia (revised European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People definition) in 84 overweight and obese older adults. Components of sarcopenia included muscle strength (hand grip and leg extension), physical performance (stair climb test and short physical performance battery (SPPB), including gait speed and repeated chair stands time), muscle mass (appendicular lean mass (ALM), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), muscle size (peripheral quantitative co..

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