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Prevalence of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in older German men using recognized definitions: high accordance but low overl

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Kemmler W et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Germany

Journal : Osteoporosis International

The relevance of sarcopenia and sarcopenic Obesity (SO) is rising in our aging societies. Applying recognized definitions to 965 community-dwelling Bavarian men 70 years+ resulted in a prevalence for sarcopenia between 3.7 and 4.9 and between 2.1 and 4.1% for SO. Despite this high consistency, the overlap between the definitions/approaches was< 50%. Introduction The relevance of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity (SO) is rising steadily in the aging societies of most developed nations. However, different definitions …
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