Influence of occupation on sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity, and metabolic syndrome in men over 65 years of age

Sung Hyun Kim, Won Kim, Seoyon Yang, Sara Kwon, Kyoung Hyo Choi

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the association between sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity (SO), metabolic syndrome (MetS), and occupational history. Methods: Using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, men more than or equal to 65 years of age (n=679) were grouped according to occupation. Results: Mean skeletal muscle mass index was higher and mean body fat mass was lower in agribusiness and low-level (AL) workers than white-collar (WC), blue-collar (BC), and pink-collar (PC) workers. The risk of sarcopenia was highest in BC, followed by WC, PC, and AL. The risk of SO was higher in WC than AL and MetS was higher in WC and BC than AL. Conclusions: The development of sarcopenia, SO, and MetS is related to lifetime occupation, with BC workers being most affected by sarcopenia and WC workers being most affected by SO and MetS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E512-E517
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume60
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Occupation
  • Sarcopenia
  • Sarcopenic obesity

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