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Sarcopenia in the elderly

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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


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