Sarcopenic obesity: Definition, cause and consequences

Sari Stenholm, Tamara B. Harris, Taina Rantanen, Marjolein Visser, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Luigi Ferrucci

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Abstract

Recognition of obese patients who have associated muscle problems is an essential goal for clinicians. Further research is needed to identify new target for prevention and cure of this important geriatric syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-700
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adipose tissue
  • Body composition
  • Disability
  • Muscle strength
  • Obesity
  • Older people
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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