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JRPMS Vol 6, No 1, March 2022, p.27-30

doi: 10.22540/JRPMS-06-027


Mini Review

Sarcopenic obesity

Magdalini A. Nikolaou1, Dimitris A. Nikolaou2

  1. Private Practice Clinical Nutritionist-Dietologist, Athens, Greece
  2. 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.