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Lower Serum n-3 Fatty Acid Level in Older Adults with Sarcopenia

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Jang et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Korea

Journal : Nutrients

The n-3 fatty acid (FA) has evoked considerable interest as a modifiable factor for maintenance of muscle health owing to its anti-inflammatory properties. To clarify this possibility, we investigated circulating n-3 FA level, a reliable biomarker of FA status in the body, in relation to sarcopenia in a cohort of Asian older adults. Blood samples were collected from 125 participants who underwent comprehensive assessment of muscle mass and function. Serum FA level was measured by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry …
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