Toward a Definition of Sarcopenia
2011 (English)In: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, ISSN 0749-0690, Vol. 27, no 3, 341-353 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 27, no 3, 341-353 p.
Sarcopenia, Muscle mass, Aging, Cachexia
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159063DOI: 10.1016/j.cger.2011.04.001ISI: 000294371700003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-159063DiVA: diva2:442720