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Sarcopenia of the Old Age
Korean J Clin Geri 2015 Jun;16(1):1-7
Published online June 26, 2015;  https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2015.16.1.1
Copyright © 2015 The Korean Academy of Clinical Geriatrics.

Eun Hye Kim, Seon Mee Kim

Department of Family Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Received February 9, 2015; Revised May 27, 2015; Accepted June 10, 2015.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
One of the important changes of body composition with aging is the increase of fat mass and visceral fat and the decrease of muscle mass and strength. Sarcopenia, the age-related decline of muscle mass, strength, and quality, is associated with functional impairment, physical disability, and even mortality. However, the etiology and the pathogenesis, the diagnosis of sarcopenia are obscure. Today, sarcopenia is a matter of immense public concern for aging prevention. Its prevalence continues to rise, probably as a result of increasing elderly populations all over the world. This article provides an overview of the pathogenesis, and diagnosis, epidemiology, clinical results of sarcopenia.
Keywords : Aging, Body composition, Sarcopenia
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