Identification of skeletal muscle mass depletion across age and BMI groups in health and disease—there is need for a unified definition

@article{BosyWestphal2015IdentificationOS,
  title={Identification of skeletal muscle mass depletion across age and BMI groups in health and disease—there is need for a unified definition},
  author={A Bosy-Westphal and Manfred M{\"u}ller},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={379-386}
}
Although reduced skeletal muscle mass is a major predictor of impaired physical function and survival, it remains inconsistently diagnosed to a lack of standardized diagnostic approaches that is reflected by the variable combination of body composition indices and cutoffs. In this review, we summarized basic determinants of a normal lean mass (age, gender, fat mass, body region) and demonstrate limitations of different lean mass parameters as indices for skeletal muscle mass. A unique… CONTINUE READING
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