BioMed Central Geriatrics
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.
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). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 610.