Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Healthy Korean Elderly Women

  title={Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Healthy Korean Elderly Women},
  author={Eun Sil Lee and Hyoung Moo Park},
  booktitle={Journal of bone metabolism},
BACKGROUND We evaluated the prevalence of sarcopenia, presarcopenia, and severe sarcopenia in healthy Korean elderly women. METHODS We measured the muscle mass and muscle function of 196 ambulatory women over the age of 65 years who visited the University Hospital Menopause Clinic. Appendicular skeletal muscle mass was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure skeletal muscle mass index (SMI). Assessment of hand grip strength (HGS) of the dominant hand was performed to measure… CONTINUE READING

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