'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk

'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk

A first-of-its-kind study has found that 'skinny fat' -- the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass -- may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. Using data from a series of community-based aging and memory studies, researchers assessed the relationship of sarcopenic obesity or 'skinny fat' with performance on various cognition tests. Results show that sarcopenic obesity was associated with ..

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