Sarcopenia is one of the major health problems among older adults. It is defined as a progressive, systemic decrease in muscle mass and muscle strength, and or a decline in physiological muscle function associated with aging.
1Population screening to detect sarcopenia before the occurrence of physical disability is of great significance as there are no obvious symptoms of early sarcopenia.
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Published online: October 28, 2019
The study was funded by key research and development plan of Hunan Provincial Department of Science and Technology, China in 2018 (Grant 2018SK21312); and scientific research project of Hunan Provincial Department of Finance (Grant 2050204-30299).
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