Why isn't sarcopenia more accepted? No valid diagnostic criteria whereas osteoporosis can be diagnosed based on widely accepted clinical standards.
A new review addresses the concern and points to efforts aimed at developing and refining sarcopenia criteria, focusing on the latest recommended diagnostic criteria proposed by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Sarcopenia Project.
“For over 20 years, the lack of a consensus definition for sarcopenia has been a significant barrier for the development of interventions aimed at preserving or improving muscle mass and strength in older adults,” said Dr. Robert McLean, lead author of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research review. “The recent and ongoing efforts of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Sarcopenia Project are a major advancement toward closing this important gap.”
Citation: Robert R McLean, Douglas P Kiel, 'Developing Consensus Criteria for Sarcopenia: An Update', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2492