'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk


Photo: James E. Galvin tests a patient's muscle strength in FAU's Comprehensive Center for Brain Health; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

While sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that is part of the natural aging process, as well as obesity both negatively impact overall health and cognitive function, their coexistence poses an even higher threat, surpassing their individual effects.