sarcopenia


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sarcopenia

(sar-kō-pē'nē-ă),
Loss of skeletal mass normally seen in association with aging.
[sarco- + -penia]

sar·co·pe·ni·a

(sahr'kō-pē'nē-ă)
Progressive reduction in muscle cross-section and mass with aging.
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Sarcopenia affects nearly 10 percent of adults over the age of 50 and nearly half of individuals in their 80s.
The present study was conducted with data derived from the project entitled "Evaluation of muscle mass in obesity, prediabetes, and diabetes mellitus by different equations used for diagnosis of sarcopenia." Participants with prediabetes aged 18-65 years who visited the Kartal Dr Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital obesity outpatient clinic between 2013 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated.
If sarcopenia develops, it puts you at risk for falls and bone fractures, which can result in a waterfall of health complications.
Health experts consider sarcopenia to be for muscle what osteoporosis is to bone, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes it as a distinct medical condition affecting 111 million Americans age 50 and older.
At the conference, Longeveron will describe recent progress in understanding frailty and sarcopenia, and developing interventions to prevent or treat these conditions.
The AstaReal Group presented results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the effectiveness of a new medical protocol to improve muscular function (Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 2018) Sarcopenia affects nearly a quarter of adults older than 60.
The body make-up measures included body mass index, waist circumference (width), subcutaneous adipose tissue (fat under the skin), visceral adipose tissue (belly fat), sarcopenia (muscle loss), and bone mineral density at the lower spine and femoral neck (top of the hip bone).
Falls can be especially challenging for older people who are obese and who also have sarcopenia (the medical term for a loss of muscle strength as we age).
This decline in muscle mass, which begins as early as the 4th decade, is called sarcopenia. (2) It leads to increased nursing home placement and hospitalization rates.
A sarcopenia e uma sindrome reconhecida como um dos maiores problemas clinicos entre os idosos, sendo considerada a maior causa de incapacidades e consequente aumento de custos de saude nessa populacao (Beaudart e colaboradores, 2015; Fielding e colaboradores, 2011).
Severe sarcopenia in women and men were defined as an SM mass of [less than or equal to]5.75 and [less than or equal to]8.50 kg [m.sup.-2], respectively (7).