Comment on “Cut-off points to identify sarcopenia according to European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) definition”

Daniele Coraci, Valter Santilli, Luca Padua

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Abstract

Bahat and colleagues presented cut-off values for muscle mass and strength and calf circumference for correct application, in Turkish population, of European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria. The work is important to assess this condition on the basis of population-specific data. Ageing care represents a target of modern medicine and sarcopenia, consequence of it, can worse the quality of life. Assessing this, considering population characteristics, as authors described, is very functional in medical practice. We would suggest consideration of people older than 90 years as different elderly subclass and application of technological tools to monitor muscular performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1568-1569
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nutrition
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Muscular performance
  • Nonagerians
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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