Effects of physical exercise and supplemental diet in patients with sarcopenic obesity





Obesity; Sarcopenia; Physical exercise; Supplemental diet.


Objective: To compare and analyze the effectiveness of exercise and supplemental diet in the treatment of sarcopenic obesity. Method: Integrative literature review based on articles published in journals indexed in the following databases: Virtual Health Library (VHL) and US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health (PubMed). With the help of Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) the keywords were selected: Obesity, Sarcopenia, Exercise and Dietary. Results: After analyzing the articles, it was found that 66.67% of these stated that the combination of physical exercise and a supplemental diet resulted in good efficacy in the treatment of sarcopenic obesity, 11.11% observed that the isolated practice of physical exercise, especially strength, has an effective result, 11.11% evaluated only protein supplementation and then observed effective results and 11.11% identified that the benefits of isolated physical activity were the same as those obtained through combination of physical activity and use of a high-protein diet. Conclusion: According to the studies evaluated, the practice of physical exercise coupled with a high-protein diet culminates in an effective treatment for sarcopenic obesity. However, more accurate studies are needed to determine a clinical approach that composes an adequate protocol for the problem in question.


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How to Cite

MACIEL, C. S. M. .; ALCÂNTARA, A. N. S. de .; ALVES, H. B. . Effects of physical exercise and supplemental diet in patients with sarcopenic obesity. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 13, p. e468101320420, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i13.20420. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/20420. Acesso em: 7 jun. 2023.



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