'Unlocking' sarcopenic obesity: A review provides clarity on key aspects of disease impact and treatment

Body composition—the distribution of bone, muscle, and fat in the body—can yield vital information on the metabolic and nutritional status of a patient. Several studies have demonstrated the impact of abnormalities such as sarcopenia, which is a gradual decline in skeletal muscle mass and/or strength, and obesity, defined as excessive fat accumulation, on poor outcomes in diseases.

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