Dynapenic Obesity and the Effect on Long-Term Physical Function and Quality of Life: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative
BioMed Central Geriatrics
Geisel School of Medicine
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.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Batsis, John A.; Zbehlik, Alicia J.; Pidgeon, Dawna; and Bartels, Stephen J., "Dynapenic Obesity and the Effect on Long-Term Physical Function and Quality of Life: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative" (2015). Dartmouth Scholarship. 610.
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