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Significance of body mass index for diagnosing sarcopenia is equivalent to slow gait speed in Japanese individuals with type 2

Endocrinology
Author
Nakanishi et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : J Diabetes Investig

Abstract Aims/Introduction This study examined the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of sarcopenia in Japanese type 2 diabetes patients. Materials and Methods Patients with type 2 diabetes who visited an outpatient clinic comprised the study's participants. Sarcopenia was defined using the definition of the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia 2014. The area under the curve was examined for the presence of sarcopenia based on the receiver operating characteristic curve of BMI. Results Among 1,137 patients …
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