Biomarkers of nutrition status in sarcopenic older adults - results from the Maastricht Sarcopenia Study

S. ter Borg, D. Mijnarends, S. Verlaan, J.M.G.A. Schols, C.P.G.M. de Groot, Y.C. Luiking

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Introduction: Nutrition is an important pillar of treating sarcopenia. Multiple studies indicate a relationship between nutrients and muscle mass, strength and physical performance. Data are, however, limited on whether sarcopenic older adults differ in their nutrition status, compared to non-sarcopenic older adults. Objectives: The present study compared biomarkers of nutrition status between sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic older adults. Method / Design: The cross-sectional Maastricht Sarcopenia Study (MaSS) included 227 older adults (= 65 years), recruited in different community care settings in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Sarcopenia was defined using the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People algorithm. Characteristics like Mini- Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) were recorded. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, magnesium and a-tocopherol (adjusted for cholesterol), red blood cell fatty acid profile and homocysteine were selected regarding their relationship with muscle parameters. Statistical inference was performed with ttest and ANOVA for inclusion of covariates. Results: Sarcopenic older adults differed significantly in age (p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts 12th European Nutrition Conference (FENS)
EditorsH. Boeing, H. Oberritter, D. Hannelore
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th FENS Conference 2015, Berlin, Germany -
Duration: 20 Oct 201523 Oct 2015


Conference12th FENS Conference 2015, Berlin, Germany


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