Prevalence and determinant factors of sarcopenia in patients with type 2 diabetes: The Korean Sarcopenic Obesity Study (KSOS)

Tae Nyun Kim, Man Sik Park, Sae Jeong Yang, Hye Jin Yoo, Hyun Joo Kang, Wook Song, Ji A Seo, Sin Gon Kim, Nan Hee Kim, Sei-Hyun Baik, Dong Seop Choi, Kyung Mook Choi

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE - We examined prevalence of sarcopenia in Korean patients with type 2 diabetes and compared body compositional parameters between subjects with and without type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - The Korean Sarcopenic Obesity Study (KSOS) included 810 subjects (414 patients with diabetes and 396 control subjects) who were examined using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Prevalence of sarcopenia was defined using the skeletal muscle index (SMI). RESULTS - Prevalence in patients with diabetes and in the control group was 15.7 and 6.9%, respectively. In both men and women, SMI values were significantly decreased in patients with diabetes compared with subjects without diabetes. Furthermore, multiple logistic regression analysis showed that type 2 diabetes was independently associated with sarcopenia. CONCLUSIONS - Type 2 diabetes was associated with increased risk of sarcopenia. These characteristics may contribute to physical disability and metabolic disorders in older adults with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1497-1499
Number of pages3
JournalDiabetes Care
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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