Muscle function and fat content in relation to sarcopenia, obesity and frailty of old age--An overview.

@article{Buch2016MuscleFA,
  title={Muscle function and fat content in relation to sarcopenia, obesity and frailty of old age--An overview.},
  author={A Buch and Eli Carmeli and Lital Keinan Boker and Yonit Marcus and Gabi Shefer and Ofer Kis and Yitshal Noam Berner and Naftali Stern},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2016},
  volume={76},
  pages={25-32}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM In western countries, the proportion of people over age 60 is increasing faster than any other group. This is linked to higher rates of obesity. Older age, co-morbidities and obesity are all associated with frailty syndrome. In the core of both frailty and sarcopenia there are dysfunction and deterioration of the muscle and the fat tissues. This overview interlinks the phenotypes presented in older adults such as sarcopenia and frailty-alone and with relation to obesity… CONTINUE READING