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Prevalence and risk factors governing the loss of muscle function in elderly sarcopenia patients: a longitudinal study in China

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Zhang et al.
Used Parameters : ASM, ASMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : China

Journal : The journal of nutrition, health & aging

Objectives Data regarding the occurrence of risk factors that promote the loss of muscle mass, strength and function in sarcopenia patients in elderly Chinese patients are sparse. Here, we investigated the alterations in muscle mass, function and strength in those with sarcopenia over a 4-year period. We further evaluated the risk factors leading to a loss of grip strength, gait speed and skeletal muscle mass index in sarcopenia patients. Design A face-to-face cross-sectional survey. Setting and Participants The study population consisted …
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