Excessive Loss of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

@inproceedings{Park2009ExcessiveLO,
  title={Excessive Loss of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes},
  author={Seok Won Park and Bret H. Goodpaster and Jung Sun Lee and Lewis H. Kuller and Robert T M Boudreau and Nathalie de Rekeneire and Tamara B. Harris and Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Fran Tylavsky and Michael C. Nevitt and Yong-wook Cho and Anne B. Newman},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE A loss of skeletal muscle mass is frequently observed in older adults. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of type 2 diabetes on the changes in body composition, with particular interest in the skeletal muscle mass. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We examined total body composition with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry annually for 6 years in 2,675 older adults. We also measured mid-thigh muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) with computed tomography in year 1 and year 6. At… CONTINUE READING