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Obesity, sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and reduced mobility in Brazilian older people aged 80 years and over

Vanessa Ribeiro dos Santos, Igor Conterato Gomes, Denise Rodrigues Bueno, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Ismael Forte Freitas Jr., Luis Alberto Gobbo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4058

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze which abnormalities in body composition (obesity, sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity) are related to reduced mobility in older people aged 80 years and older. Methods: The sample included 116 subjects aged 80 years and older. The body composition was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and mobility was assessed by motor tests. The χ2 test was used to analyze the proportion of older people with sarcopenia, obesity and sarcopenic obesity based on sex as well as to […]