13. Sarcopenic Obesity

  1. Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft2 and
  2. John E. Morley3,4
  1. Mauro Zamboni,
  2. Andrea P. Rossi and
  3. Elena Zoico

Published Online: 27 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338032.ch13



How to Cite

Zamboni, M., Rossi, A. P. and Zoico, E. (2012) Sarcopenic Obesity, in Sarcopenia (eds A. J. Cruz-Jentoft and J. E. Morley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338032.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Servicio de Geriatría, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

  2. 3

    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

  3. 4

    Division of Endocrinology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Geriatric Division, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119975878

Online ISBN: 9781118338032



  • sarcopenic obesity, aging/fat/muscle inflammation;
  • aging and obesity, health care in developed countries;
  • defining SO, low muscle mass/and a high fat mass;
  • quality of muscle, muscle quantity/strength;
  • poor muscle strength, and likely chance of obesity;
  • dynapenic obesity, high fat mass/low muscle strength;
  • age-related muscle mass reduction and fat mass, a pathogenic view;
  • SO, and clinical consequences in the elderly;
  • SO and treatment, abdominal fat reduction/muscle mass maintenance;
  • improving on sarcopenia concept, for clinical assessments of the elderly


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How to Define Sarcopenic Obesity

  • Pathogenesis of So

  • Clinical Implications of So

  • Conclusion

  • References