Biomedical Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2015

  • Clinical Manifestations and Pathophysiology of Sarcopenia

    Mitsutaka Yakabe, Sumito Ogawa, Masahiro Akishita

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2015
    Pages: 10-17
    Received: 23 July 2015
    Accepted: 31 July 2015
    Published: 1 August 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: Sarcopenia is an age-related condition characterized by low muscle mass and low physical performance. Several groups have established diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia, which include usual gait speed, skeletal muscle mass and grip strength. In this article, we summarize these criteria, pathogenesis, epidemiology, related conditions and possible in... Show More