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Definition, diagnosis and dtages of sarcopenia

Explore the definition, and how to diagnose sarcopenia.

Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalized skeletal muscle disorder involving the accelerated loss of muscle mass and function that is associated with increased adverse outcomes including falls, functional decline, frailty, and mortality.

Based on the definition, a sarcopenia diagnosis is confirmed by the presence of low muscle quantity or quality, such as muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance. There are many different clinical tests for sarcopenia. Professor Yang will explain the flow chart for screening and diagnosis of sarcopenia.

Do you have elders in your household? Are they maintain healthy eating habits and exercise? Sarcopenia can be accompanied by disability, reduced quality of life, even inability to care for oneself, and an increased risk of death. We will take a look at sarcopenia and its association with falls and fractures in older in the next step.

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Nutrition and Age-Related Chronic Diseases

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