sarcopenic obesity

(redirected from obesity/muscle impairment syndrome)

sarcopenic obesity

A form of obesity which is operationally defined as excess weight and reduced muscle mass and/or strength, a combination that occurs in 4 to 9% of obese patients. Formal confirmation that a person has sarcopenic obesity requires higher-tech tools—e.g., CT, dual X-ray absorptiometry, anthropometrics and bioelectrical impedance—which should be reserved for thorough clinical examination and for assessing the effectiveness of interventions.

Aetiology
Age-related changes in body composition, physical inactivity, inflammation, insulin resistance, reduced growth hormone and testosterone, malnutrition.