Sarcopenia: Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover
Introduction: Sarcopenia is characterised by loss of muscle mass and function. We previously reported anthropometrical data for a range of NET diagnoses within 3 months of diagnosis. The majority of NET patients were overweight or obese, however reduced muscle function was observed in over half of patients regardless of BMI and other parameters.
Aim(s): To find out how anthropometrical measurements changed since diagnosis.
Materials and methods: Patients were assessed by a Dietitian using an amended Royal Free-Subjective Global Assessment (SGA). Factors impacting nutritional intake and losses were collected along with changes in body composition. Anthropometric measurements included: weight, height, BMI, HGS, mid upper arm circumference, and triceps skin-fold thickness. Mid arm muscle circumference (MAMC) was also calculated.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)
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