Journal article

Falls, fractures, and areal bone mineral density in older adults with sarcopenic obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Anoohya Gandham, Jakub Mesinovic, Paul Jansons, Ayse Zengin, Maxine P Bonham, Peter R Ebeling, David Scott

OBESITY REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2021


Sarcopenia and obesity are common conditions in older adults that may have differing effects on falls and fracture risk. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine whether older adults with sarcopenic obesity have increased risk of falls and fractures or lower bone mass compared with older adults with sarcopenia, obesity, or neither condition. Twenty-six studies (n = 37,124) were included in the systematic review and 17 (n = 31,540) were included in the meta-analysis. Older adults with sarcopenic obesity had lower femoral neck areal bone mineral density (aBMD) compared with those with obesity alone but had higher femoral neck aBMD compared with counterparts with sarcopenia a..

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