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Association between Reproductive Span and Sarcopenia

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju 26426, Korea
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Department of Family Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju 26426, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(1), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010154
Received: 11 November 2020 / Revised: 22 December 2020 / Accepted: 22 December 2020 / Published: 28 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Women's Reproductive and Maternal Health)
Sarcopenia is defined as an age-related loss of skeletal muscle and is associated with several health disorders. Causes of sarcopenia, which included physical inactivity, alcohol, dietary habits, and smoking, have been researched. The present study was undertaken to examine the association between reproductive span and sarcopenia in Korean women. Data obtained from 2008 to 2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) were analyzed. We defined sarcopenia based on the cut-off values of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) sarcopenia project criteria: ASM/BMI < 0.512 for women. Reproductive span was defined as years from menarche to menopause, and we divided the 3970 study subjects into three groups by reproductive span tertile. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to determine adjusted ORs for the relation between reproductive span and sarcopenia. The prevalence of sarcopenia in the study was 17.7% (704 of 3970). Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed using weighted populations. After adjusting for covariates, reproductive span was found to be inversely associated with the risk of sarcopenia [Tertile 1 = 1 (reference); Tertile 2, odds ratio (OR) = 0.927, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.863–0.995; Tertile 3, OR = 0.854, 95% CI = 0.793–0.915]. View Full-Text
Keywords: reproductive span; menarche; menopause; sarcopenia reproductive span; menarche; menopause; sarcopenia
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Park, E.Y.; Han, K.H.; Chung, T.H.; Kim, N.Y.; Lee, J.M.; Choi, S.J.; Kim, J.K. Association between Reproductive Span and Sarcopenia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010154

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Park EY, Han KH, Chung TH, Kim NY, Lee JM, Choi SJ, Kim JK. Association between Reproductive Span and Sarcopenia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(1):154. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010154

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Park, Eun Young, Kyoung Hee Han, Tae Ha Chung, Nam Yun Kim, Ji Min Lee, Seong Jin Choi, and Jong Koo Kim. 2021. "Association between Reproductive Span and Sarcopenia" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 1: 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010154

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