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European Journal of Applied Physiology

, Volume 119, Issue 7, pp 1671–1672 | Cite as

Muscle strength and function rather than muscle mass in sarcopenia

  • Murat Kara
  • Ayşe Merve AtaEmail author
  • Bayram Kaymak
  • Levent Özçakar
Letter to the Editor
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Keywords

Sarcopenia Muscle strength Muscle function Muscle mass 

Abbreviations

MQ

Muscle quality

ALM

Appendicular lean mass

Notes

Author contributions

MK and AMA wrote the paper. BK and LÖ revised the paper. All authors read and approved the manuscript.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineHacettepe University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineViranşehir State HospitalŞanlıurfaTurkey

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