Sarcopenia: A critical review of its measurements and health‐related significance in the middle‐aged and elderly

@article{Roche1994SarcopeniaAC,
  title={Sarcopenia: A critical review of its measurements and health‐related significance in the middle‐aged and elderly},
  author={A. Roche},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
  year={1994},
  volume={6}
}
  • A. Roche
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Human Biology
  • A summary of the work performed by Stanley Garn relating to muscle mass while he worked at the Fels Research Institute is followed by a critical review of the measurement of sarcopenia, which is a deficiency of muscle mass, and its implications for health. The only satisfactory data for total muscle mass come from one cadaver study of a small selected sample. Analyses in relation to health (mortality rates) are limited to indices of muscle mass of which the body mass index (BMI) and arm muscle… CONTINUE READING
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