Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), vol.40, no.5, pp.2851-2859, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Background & aims: There have been several attempts to come up with a global operational definition of sarcopenia (S), and consequently, a definition of S has been established, to some extent. That said, the definition of sarcopenic obesity (SO), which is defined as the presence of obesity + sarcopenia, remains obscure, hindering evaluations of the prevalence and relevance of SO. It has yet to be elucidated whether SO is associated with worse functionality when compared to S alone (S without obesity). In the present study, we compare SO and S alone in terms of their associations with functional measures through the application of alternative definitions of SO. As a secondary output, we document the prevalence of SO based on alternative definitions.