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2023 Jan 05

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci

Association between pain and sarcopenia among adults aged ≥65 years from low- and middle-income countries.


Smith L, López Sánchez GF, Veronese N, Soysal P, Kostev K, Jacob L, Rahmati M, Kujawska A, Tully MA, Butler L, Shin J I, Koyanagi A
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 Jan 05.
PMID: 36610801.


Pain may increase the risk for sarcopenia, but existing literature is only from high-income countries, while the mediators of this association are largely unknown. Thus, we aimed to investigate the association between pain and sarcopenia using nationally representative samples of older adults from six low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and to identify potential mediators.