Toward a Definition of Sarcopenia

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Cederholm TE, Bauer JM, Boirie Y, Schneider SM, Sieber C, Rolland Y
Zeitschrift: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2011
Band: 27
Heftnummer: 3
Seitenbereich: 341-+
ISSN: 0749-0690


The definition of sarcopenia has been thoroughly discussed by scientific stakeholders and industry representatives to increase the clinical applicability of the concept. The pooled consensus from 3 of 5 recent and parallel processes, of which 2 are pending, is that sarcopenia is mainly, but not only, an age-related condition defined by the combined presence of reduced muscle mass and muscle function. Contributing factors to sarcopenia are senescence, chronic disease, physical inactivity, and poor food intake. Cachexia may be considered as one etiologic pathway of an accelerated sarcopenia. The adjusted and extended definitions of sarcopenia promote the clinical use of the concept.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)

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CHU Clermont-Ferrand
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Cederholm, T.E., Bauer, J.M., Boirie, Y., Schneider, S.M., Sieber, C., & Rolland, Y. (2011). Toward a Definition of Sarcopenia. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 27(3), 341-+.

Cederholm, Tommy E., et al. "Toward a Definition of Sarcopenia." Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 27.3 (2011): 341-+.


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