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Pathophysiology of Body Composition Changes in Elderly People

  • Alessandra Coin
  • Giuseppe Sergi
  • Emine M. Inelmen
  • Giuliano Enzi

Abstract

Aging is associated with changes in body composition that have important consequences on health and physical function. Thus, studying body composition changes is of increasing interest in geriatric research, and measures are being developed to favourably influence body composition in old age, in addition to exercise and diet.

Keywords

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Body Composition Change Skeletal Muscle Index Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass Total Body Potassium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Coin
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Sergi
    • 1
  • Emine M. Inelmen
    • 1
  • Giuliano Enzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Geriatrics DivisionUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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