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Sarcopenic obesity and complex interventions with nutrition and exercise in community-dwelling older persons – a narrative review

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, August 2015
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Title
Sarcopenic obesity and complex interventions with nutrition and exercise in community-dwelling older persons – a narrative review
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s82454
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Ellen Freiberger, Sabine Goisser, Simone Porzel, Dorothee Volkert, Wolfgang Kemmler, Cornel Sieber, Cornelius Bollheimer

Abstract

One of the many threats to independent life is the age-related loss of muscle mass and muscle function commonly referred to as sarcopenia. Another important health risk in old age leading to functional decline is obesity. Obesity prevalence in older persons is increasing, and like sarcopenia, severe obesity has been consistently associated with several negative health outcomes, disabilities, falls, and mobility limitations. Both sarcopenia and obesity pose a health risk for older persons per se, but in combination, they synergistically increase the risk for negative health outcomes and an earlier onset of disability. This combination of sarcopenia and obesity is commonly referred to as sarcopenic obesity. The present narrative review reports the current knowledge on the effects of complex interventions containing nutrition and exercise interventions in community-dwelling older persons with sarcopenic obesity. To date, several complex interventions with different outcomes have been conducted and have shown promise in counteracting either sarcopenia or obesity, but only a few studies have addressed the complex syndrome of sarcopenic obesity. Strong evidence exists on exercise interventions in sarcopenia, especially on strength training, and for obese older persons, strength exercise in combination with a dietary weight loss intervention demonstrated positive effects on muscle function and body fat. The differences in study protocols and target populations make it impossible at the moment to extract data for a meta-analysis or give state-of-the-art recommendations based on reliable evidence. A conclusion that can be drawn from this narrative review is that more exercise programs containing strength and aerobic exercise in combination with dietary interventions including a supervised weight loss program and/or protein supplements should be conducted in order to investigate possible positive effects on sarcopenic obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 398 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 74 18%
Student > Bachelor 49 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 10%
Student > Postgraduate 38 9%
Researcher 26 6%
Other 68 17%
Unknown 109 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 92 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 15%
Sports and Recreations 43 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 4%
Other 39 10%
Unknown 123 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. 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 27 September 2018.
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#675,717
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Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#55
of 1,841 outputs
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#9,006
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#2
of 14 outputs
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