Association between serum homocysteine and sarcopenia among hospitalized older Chinese adults: a cross-sectional study

Bing Lu, Lingyu Shen, Haiqiong Zhu, Ling Xi, Wei Wang & Xiaojun Ouyang
Abstract Objective Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is considered to increase the risk of sarcopenia (S) and remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of S among older Chinese adults and explore whether homocysteine (Hcy) was independently associated with S. Methods This cross-sectional study was performed among older adults hospitalized in the Geriatric Hospital of Nanjing Medical University between June 2017 and December 2021. We measured all participants’ serum Hcy levels, hand grip strength,...
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