Recent Advances in Sarcopenia Research in Asia: 2016 Update From the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia.

  title={Recent Advances in Sarcopenia Research in Asia: 2016 Update From the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia.},
  author={Liang-Kung Chen and Wei-Ju Lee and Li-Ning Peng and Li-Kuo Liu and Hidenori Arai and Masahiro Akishita},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  volume={17 8},
Sarcopenia was recently classified a geriatric syndrome and is a major challenge to healthy aging. Affected patients tend to have worse clinical outcomes and higher mortality than those without sarcopenia. Although there is general agreement on the principal diagnostic characteristics, initial thresholds for muscle mass, strength, and physical performance were based on data from populations of predominantly Europid ancestry and may not apply worldwide. The Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia… CONTINUE READING
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