Prevalence of sarcopenia in healthy community-dwelling elderly in an urban area of Barcelona (Spain)

@article{Toran2011PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of sarcopenia in healthy community-dwelling elderly in an urban area of Barcelona (Spain)},
  author={Ferran Masanes Toran and A. Culla and Mª-Inmaculada Navarro-Gonz{\'a}lez and M. Navarro-L{\'o}pez and Emilio Sacanella and B. Torres and Alfonso L{\'o}pez-Soto},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={184-187}
}
IntroductionThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia in a cohort of healthy community-dwelling elderly in an urban area in Barcelona (Spain) for native benchmarks and compare them with those published in other geographical areas.Material and methodsWe prospectively evaluated a series of 200 healthy elderly in the community with preserved functional capacity and absence of cognitive impairment. We performed a comprehensive geriatric assessment and determined… CONTINUE READING

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