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Research Article

Skeletal Muscle Mass Indices in Healthy Young Mexican Adults Aged 20–40 Years: Implications for Diagnoses of Sarcopenia in the Elderly Population

Table 3

Comparison between the proposed sex-specific cut-off points against some published indices from around the world.

Indices by authorsSex-specific cut-off points
MenWomen

ASMI, (kg/m2)
 Alemán and Ruiz, 20145.864.72
 Baumgartner et al., 19887.26*5.45*
 Sanada et al., 2010 [7]6.87*5.46*
 Lau et al., 2005 [8]5.72*4.82
 Wen et al., 2011 [9]5.804.30*
 Kim et al., 2009 [10]7.40*5.10*
TBSMI, (kg/m2)
 Alemán and Ruiz, 20146.715.22
 Lau et al., 2005 [8]7.66*6.40*
 Tichet et al., 2008 [11]8.60*6.20*
 Chien et al., 2008 [12]8.90*6.50*
 Mesanes et al., 20128.31*6.68*

ASMI: appendicular skeletal muscle mass index; TBSMI: total-body skeletal muscle mass index.
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