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ea0037ep113 | Steroids, development and paediatric endocrinology | ECE2015

Sarcopenia, more that dehydration, may be associate to underweight Portuguese centenarians

Silva Alda Pereira da , Matos Andreia , Valente Ana , Gil Angela , Alonso Isanete , Ribeiro Ricardo , Clara Gorjao , Bicho Manuel

Introduction: Fat-free mass has a functional significance in aging. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of underweight in a Portuguese population of centenarians and their relationship with dehydration or sarcopenia.Methods/design: Anthropometric data were obtained using standard procedures from 252 centenarians (100.26±1.99 years), 77.8% women (W). Body composition was assessed by tetrapolar bioimpedance. It was considered de...