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Description/Abstract

This brief shows why more research should be done on African American veterans who have sarcopenia. In policy and practice, African American veterans should tell their healthcare providers about their geriatric medical needs, and health professionals should inform their veteran patients about how to avoid muscle wasting that can lead to sarcopenia; the VA should provide criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia among aging veterans. Suggestions for future research include analysis of the relation between myosteatosis and diabetes, as well as focusing on understanding the effects of sarcopenia on African American veterans.

Original Citation

Harris-Love, M. O., Adams, B., Hernandez, H. J., DiPietro, L., & Blackman, M. R. (2014). Disparities in the consequences of sarcopenia: Implications for African American veterans. Frontiers in Physiology, 5(250), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2014.00250

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Gerontology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Military and Veterans Studies | Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Age, African American, Disability, Body composition, Health disparities, Health issues, Sarcopenia, Skeletal muscle, Veterans

Subject

Age; African Americans; Disabilities; Body composition; Veterans, United States

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 2-27-2015

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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