Epidemiology of sarcopenia

Joseph L. Melton, Sundeep Khosla, B. Lawrence Riggs

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Abstract

There are few epidemiological data to estimate the prevalence of sarcopenia, nor is there a standard of morbidity that defines the degree of disability and consequently the seriousness of this problem. This article reviews data on prevalence, examines different aspects of measurements, and discusses the policy ramifications of establishing a specific definition of sarcopenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S10-S13
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume75
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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  • Medicine(all)

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