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Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia
April 15, 2014

Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass often associated with weakness, is a commonly recognized cause of disability in older people. However, without consensus on ways to specifically measure this condition, the development of interventions for sarcopenia has been challenging.