Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-8-2015

Publication Title

BioMed Central Geriatrics

Abstract

Obesity is associated with functional impairment, institutionalization, and increased mortality risk in elders. Dynapenia is defined as reduced muscle strength and is a known independent predictor of adverse events and disability. The synergy between dynapenia and obesity leads to worse outcomes than either independently. We identified the impact of dynapenic obesity in a cohort at risk for and with knee osteoarthritis on function.

DOI

10.1186/s12877-015-0118-9

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