Sarcopenic Obesity: Is the Whole Greater than its Parts?
John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF
Obesity and its related complications may impact people of all ages, race and ethnicity groups in different ways. In particular, the obesity epidemic affects older adults who face age-related changes in muscle mass and function (sarcopenia). Individuals with both sarcopenia and obesity, otherwise known as sarcopenic obesity, are at high risk of future morbidity. Join this webinar to learn about the diagnostic challenges in identifying this entity and its relationship with important older adult outcomes. Specific data will be presented that highlight the treatment recommendations for this population and will highlight promising and emerging therapies on the horizon.