Muscle Loss Common in Women in Long-term Remission

Muscle Loss Common in Women in Long-term Remission

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Muscle Loss Common in Women in Long-term Remission

Loss of muscle mass, also known as sarcopenia, is common among people with Cushing’s syndrome in long-term remission, and is associated with a poorer quality of life, a study reported. Its researchers also found the Sarcopenia Index, a blood test that can be used to estimate a patient’s muscle mass, may serve as a way of identifying Cushing’s patients at risk of developing sarcopenia. The study, “Prevalence of sarcopenia after remission of hypercortisolism and its…

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