Journal article

Fall and Fracture Risk in Sarcopenia and Dynapenia With and Without Obesity: the Role of Lifestyle Interventions

David Scott, Robin M Daly, Kerrie M Sanders, Peter R Ebeling

Current Osteoporosis Reports | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


Due to their differing etiologies and consequences, it has been proposed that the term "sarcopenia" should revert to its original definition of age-related muscle mass declines, with a separate term, "dynapenia", describing muscle strength and function declines. There is increasing interest in the interactions of sarcopenia and dynapenia with obesity. Despite an apparent protective effect of obesity on fracture, increased adiposity may compromise bone health, and the presence of sarcopenia and/or dynapenia ("sarcopenic obesity" and "dynapenic obesity") may exacerbate the risk of falls and fracture in obese older adults. Weight loss interventions are likely to be beneficial for older adults w..

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Funding Acknowledgements

R. M. Daly has received sponsorship from Ostelin and Danone Research, research support from Meat and Livestock Australia, and payment for the development of educational presentations from Abbott Nutrition, Fonterra, Servier, and Merck Sharpe & Dohme.r K.M. Sanders has received research support from Merck Sharpe & Dohme.r P.R. Ebeling has received sponsorship and research support from Merck Sharpe & Dohme.