This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

Sarcopenia in the elderly

Written by: | Published:

Age and Ageing (2013) doi:10.1093/ageing/afs197

Up to one-in-12 older people in the UK may suffer from sarcopenia (age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function).Researchers applied definitions developed by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People to 103 men (mean age 73) living in the community in Hertfordshire.

Of these, 6.8 per cent had sarcopenia based on being in the lowest third of

Please login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments.

What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.

Most read articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Practice Nursing Journal latest issue and most read articles.

Click here to read a selection of free to access articles from Practice Nursing Journal


Sign up to the newsletter


Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.


Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.


Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team


Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.