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Prevalence of sarcopenia in community-dwelling Japanese older adults

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Minoru Yamada RPT et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Background Sarcopenia, the age-dependent loss of skeletal muscle mass, is highly prevalent among older adults in many countries; however, the prevalence of sarcopenia in healthy Japanese community-dwelling older adults is not well characterized. Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia and to examine the association of sarcopenia with falls and fear of falling in community-dwelling Japanese older adults. Design This is a cross-sectional study. Setting and Subjects Healthy men (568) and …
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