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The association between sarcopenic obesity and depressive symptoms in older Japanese adults

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Ishii S et al.
Used Parameters : ASM, SMI

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : PLoS One

The effects of sarcopenic obesity, the co-existence of sarcopenia and obesity, on mood disorders have not been studies extensively. Our objective was to examine the association of depressive symptoms with sarcopenia and obesity status in older Japanese adults. We analyzed data from 1731 functionally-independent, community-dwelling Japanese adults aged 65 years or older (875 men, 856 women) randomly selected from the resident register of Kashiwa city, Chiba, Japan in 2012. Sarcopenia was defined based on appendicular …
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