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Sarcopenia and muscle functions at various stages of Alzheimer disease

Ogawa et al.
Used Parameters : SMI, SLM

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Frontiers in Neurology

Although sarcopenia is closely linked to dementia, particularly Alzheimer disease (AD), there are few studies examining the prevalence and associated factors of sarcopenia in subjects with AD. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia, factors associated with sarcopenia in elderly subjects with AD, and differences in muscle functions of the upper and lower extremities and gait speed at various stages of AD. We evaluated handgrip and knee extension strength, muscle mass, and gait speed in 285 elderly …
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