J Korean Diabetes > Volume 18(4); 2017 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2017;18(4):239-247.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2017.18.4.239    Published online January 10, 2018.
당뇨병과 근감소증
김동현, 유태양
Diabetes and Sarcopenia.
Dong Hyun Kim, Tae Yang Yu
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. yutaeyang@gmail.com
Sarcopenia is defined as the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with aging. Although the etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of sarcopenia are obscure, sarcopenia has been suggested to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of frailty and functional impairment in diabetes. The aim of this article was to provide an overview of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, and clinical implications of sarcopenia and the relationship between diabetes and sarcopenia.
Key Words: Aged, Diabetes mellitus, Sarcopenia

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