The European Working Group of Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) developed criteria for the diagnosis of sarcopenia.


Features of sarcopenia:

(1) low muscle mass for age, gender and race

(2) low muscle strength

(3) low physical performance


The diagnosis of definite sarcopenia involves (1) AND (2 or 3).


If all 3 features are present (1 AND 2 AND 3) then severe sarcopenia is present.


The presence of low muscle alone (1) indicates presarcopenia.


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