JRPMS Vol 6, No 1, March 2022, p.27-30
Magdalini A. Nikolaou1, Dimitris A. Nikolaou2
- Private Practice Clinical Nutritionist-Dietologist, Athens, Greece
- Hellenic Osteoporosis Foundation, Athens, Greece
Keywords: Multifactorial disease, Obesity, Sarcopenia
Sarcopenic obesity is considered to be the unique co-existence of two distinctive pathologies: those of sarcopenia and obesity, which affects primarily older adults. Its manifestation is not afflicted by the individual’s age, sex or body weight. There is a number of different diagnostic methods, and that goes for the therapeutic approach as well. Nutrition could be one of the key-factors of tackling sarcopenic obesity, being supported by proper physical exercise. This short review aims at providing current definitions and diagnostic as well as therapeutic interventions.