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Association of body composition with sarcopenic obesity in elderly women

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, February 2013
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Title
Association of body composition with sarcopenic obesity in elderly women
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International Journal of General Medicine, February 2013
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s36279
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Alessandro de Oliveira Silva, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Silvana Schwerz Funghetto, Jonato Prestes, Lima , Marina Morato Stival, Cardoso de Souza, James Navalta

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenic obesity and its association with obesity and sarcopenia in elderly Brazilian women. Two hundred and seventy-two sedentary women with a mean age of 66.75 ± 5.38 years were recruited for participation in this study. Obesity was determined by both body mass index and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) evaluations. Sarcopenic obesity diagnosis was established from the ratio between fat-free mass and body surface area as obtained by DXA. There was no association of obesity with sarcopenic obesity (P = 0.424). In contrast, sarcopenia was significantly related to sarcopenic obesity (P < 0.001), although most of the elderly women with sarcopenia (n = 171) did not exhibit sarcopenic obesity. These results highlight the importance of diagnosing sarcopenic obesity as elderly women exhibiting sarcopenia could be either eutrophic or obese.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 2%
Unknown 80 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Master 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Professor 7 9%
Other 20 24%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 13%
Sports and Recreations 9 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 14 17%

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