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Sarcopenia in liver disease: effect of pre-transplant intervention on post-transplant outcomes

Sarcopenia, defined as the loss of muscle mass associated with aging, is present in more than 30% of elderly persons and observed worldwide. Not surprisingly, a greater prevalence of sarcopenia is noted in patients residing in nursing homes. Although sarcopenia is common in elderly patients, the condition can develop in patients who have chronic disorders, malignancies, limited physical activity, and poor nutrition.

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