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Relationship between sarcopenia and physical activity in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2017
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39 tweeters
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Title
Relationship between sarcopenia and physical activity in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s132940
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Authors

Michal Steffl, Richard W Bohannon, Lenka Sontakova, James J Tufano, Kate Shiells, Iva Holmerova, Šteffl, Michal, Bohannon, Richard W, Sontakova, Lenka, Tufano, James J., Shiells, Kate, Holmerová, Iva

Abstract

Physical activity (PA) has been identified as beneficial for many diseases and health disorders, including sarcopenia. The positive influence of PA interventions on sarcopenia has been described previously on many occasions. Current reviews on the topic include studies with varied PA interventions for sarcopenia; nevertheless, no systematic review exploring the effects of PA in general on sarcopenia has been published. The main aim of this study was to explore the relationship between PA and sarcopenia in older people on the basis of cross-sectional and cohort studies. We searched PubMed, Scopus, EBSCOhost, and ScienceDirect for articles addressing the relationship between PA and sarcopenia. Twenty-five articles were ultimately included in the qualitative and quantitative syntheses. A statistically significant association between PA and sarcopenia was documented in most of the studies, as well as the protective role of PA against sarcopenia development. Furthermore, the meta-analysis indicated that PA reduces the odds of acquiring sarcopenia in later life (odds ratio [OR] =0.45; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.37-0.55). The results of this systematic review and meta-analysis confirm the beneficial influence of PA in general for the prevention of sarcopenia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 493 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 92 19%
Student > Bachelor 68 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 11%
Researcher 36 7%
Student > Postgraduate 30 6%
Other 67 14%
Unknown 146 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 107 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 72 15%
Sports and Recreations 62 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 3%
Other 43 9%
Unknown 179 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 43. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 December 2021.
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#756,497
of 21,683,768 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#65
of 1,777 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,794
of 285,631 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#5
of 30 outputs
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