Skinny fat, also known as sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity, is a condition in which there is a disproportionate loss of muscle mass and a corresponding increase in a person’s percentage of body fat. This is not uncommon during the process of aging and during unhealthy weight loss. It is associated with loss of strength and function, reduced quality of life and early death. In sarcopenic obesity, the individual may have a normal BMI or may be overweight with a BMI between 25 and 30. Waist circumference is usually equal or greater than 40 inches in men and equal or greater than 35 inches in women.
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