How do we define and measure sarcopenia? Protocol for a systematic review

Paulo Carvalho Do Nascimento, & Martin Bilodeau
Abstract Background The loss of muscle mass is a natural aging consequence. A reduction of muscle mass that surpasses the physiological rate is considered the key factor responsible for the development of a geriatric syndrome called sarcopenia. However, a new understanding of the importance of muscle quality over quantity is rising; as a result, different definitions for sarcopenia has been used. Due to the negative impact on elderâ s health and quality of life, the...
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