Low appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) with limited mobility and poor health outcomes in middle-aged African Americans

@inproceedings{Malmstrom2013LowAS,
  title={Low appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) with limited mobility and poor health outcomes in middle-aged African Americans},
  author={Theodore K. Malmstrom and Douglas K Miller and Margaret M. Herning and J Eileen Morley},
  booktitle={Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Recent efforts to provide a consensus definition propose that sarcopenia be considered a clinical syndrome associated with the loss of both skeletal muscle mass and muscle function that occurs with aging. Validation of sarcopenia definitions that include both low muscle mass and poor muscle function is needed. METHODS In the population-based African American Health (AAH) study (N = 998 at baseline/wave 1), muscle mass and mobility were evaluated in a clinical testing center in a… CONTINUE READING