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Sarcopenic Obesity & Dementia

According to a new study from Juntendo University, dementia in the elderly is connected to sarcopenic obesity.

The study’s findings were published in the journal ‘Clinical Nutrition.’

Obesity, an increasingly common lifestyle illness, is frequently associated with a lack of muscular mass. The body mass index (BMI) and handgrip strength of patients are used to determine if they have sarcopenic obesity.

It’s worth noting that sarcopenicobesity has been linked to an increased risk of cognitive impairment. Dementia, a mental illness in which memory, reasoning, and social functions deteriorate with time, has impacted older people’s quality of life. Is sarcopenic obesity linked to this condition?

This subject was investigated by a group of researchers led by Dr. Yoshifumi Tamura of Juntendo University in Japan. “If a link between sarcopenic obesity and dementia is found, proper preventative measures can be adopted to limit the prevalence of this condition and the risk of dementia in senior individuals,” Dr. Tamura stated, emphasizing the significance of their research. On March 16, 2022, this study was made available online, and on May 1, 2022, it was published in Volume 41, Issue 5 of the journal.