At the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) on Thursday, April 27, researchers from multiple institutions working collaboratively as part of the Sarcopenia Definitions and Outcomes Consortium, which is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (fNIH), presented preliminary results from analysis of data from more than 20,000 older adults. This analysis suggests that commonly used measures of muscle strength, walking speed, and body size can be combined to diagnose sarcopenia.

Press release 3-2017