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Relationship between Plasma Ghrelin Levels and Sarcopenia in Elderly Subjects: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Published on Jun 1, 2015in Journal of Nutrition Health & Aging2.66
· DOI :10.1007/s12603-015-0550-8
Mateu Serra-Prat26
Estimated H-index: 26
(ISCIII: Carlos III Health Institute),
M. Papiol6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 2 AuthorsMateu Cabré12
Estimated H-index: 12
Abstract
Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma ghrelin levels and sarcopenia in elderly people.
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