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Waist circumference or sarcopenic obesity: which is more predictive?

  • Meltem KocaEmail author
  • Gözde Şengül Ayçiçek
  • Pelin Ünsal
  • Olgun Deniz
  • Ayşe Şendur
  • Mert Eşme
  • Burcu Balam Yavuz
  • Meltem Gülhan Halil
  • Mustafa Cankurtaran
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Elderly Waist circumference Sarcopenia 

Notes

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meltem Koca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gözde Şengül Ayçiçek
    • 1
  • Pelin Ünsal
    • 1
  • Olgun Deniz
    • 1
  • Ayşe Şendur
    • 1
  • Mert Eşme
    • 1
  • Burcu Balam Yavuz
    • 1
  • Meltem Gülhan Halil
    • 1
  • Mustafa Cankurtaran
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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