Sarcopenic obesity: Definition, cause and consequences

Sari Stenholm, Tamara B. Harris, Taina Rantanen, Marjolein Visser, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Luigi Ferrucci

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Recognition of obese patients who have associated muscle problems is an essential goal for clinicians. Further research is needed to identify new target for prevention and cure of this important geriatric syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-700
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Adipose tissue
  • Body composition
  • Disability
  • Muscle strength
  • Obesity
  • Older people
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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