Little remains known regarding the impact of weight loss on sarcopenic obesity (SO), and for this reason we aimed to assess the relationship between the two during a weight management program. Body composition was measured at baseline and six-month follow-up using the Tanita BC-418, and step measurements were obtained daily over a period of six months using an Omron HJ-320 pedometer, in 41 adults of both genders with obesity. The participants were then categorized according to the presence or absence of SO. After a significant weight loss, an improvement in the appendicular skeletal mass (ASM) to weight ratio (24.5 ± 3.5 vs. 26.2 ± 3.6, p < 0.01), indicated a decrease in the prevalence of SO by 12.2%. Moreover, these findings were confirmed by logistic regression analysis revealing a significant WL% ≥ 5% combined with an active lifestyle (i.e., ≥8000 steps/day), decreased the risk of SO by 91% (OR = 0.09; 95% CI: 0.02–0.56), after adjusting for age and gender. In conclusion, in a weight management setting, a personalized program for individuals with SO that incorporates new strategies in terms of weight loss and physical activity targets may be adopted to improve the sarcopenia-related index and reduce the prevalence of SO in this population.

Can Intentional Weight Loss Ameliorate Sarcopenia in Individuals with Obesity? A Longitudinal Interventional Study / Tannir, H.; Itani, L.; Kreidieh, D.; El Masri, D.; El Ghoch, M.. - In: CLINICS AND PRACTICE. - ISSN 2039-7283. - 12:1(2022), pp. 106-112. [10.3390/clinpract12010014]

Can Intentional Weight Loss Ameliorate Sarcopenia in Individuals with Obesity? A Longitudinal Interventional Study

El Ghoch M.
2022

Abstract

Little remains known regarding the impact of weight loss on sarcopenic obesity (SO), and for this reason we aimed to assess the relationship between the two during a weight management program. Body composition was measured at baseline and six-month follow-up using the Tanita BC-418, and step measurements were obtained daily over a period of six months using an Omron HJ-320 pedometer, in 41 adults of both genders with obesity. The participants were then categorized according to the presence or absence of SO. After a significant weight loss, an improvement in the appendicular skeletal mass (ASM) to weight ratio (24.5 ± 3.5 vs. 26.2 ± 3.6, p < 0.01), indicated a decrease in the prevalence of SO by 12.2%. Moreover, these findings were confirmed by logistic regression analysis revealing a significant WL% ≥ 5% combined with an active lifestyle (i.e., ≥8000 steps/day), decreased the risk of SO by 91% (OR = 0.09; 95% CI: 0.02–0.56), after adjusting for age and gender. In conclusion, in a weight management setting, a personalized program for individuals with SO that incorporates new strategies in terms of weight loss and physical activity targets may be adopted to improve the sarcopenia-related index and reduce the prevalence of SO in this population.
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Can Intentional Weight Loss Ameliorate Sarcopenia in Individuals with Obesity? A Longitudinal Interventional Study / Tannir, H.; Itani, L.; Kreidieh, D.; El Masri, D.; El Ghoch, M.. - In: CLINICS AND PRACTICE. - ISSN 2039-7283. - 12:1(2022), pp. 106-112. [10.3390/clinpract12010014]
Tannir, H.; Itani, L.; Kreidieh, D.; El Masri, D.; El Ghoch, M.
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