Research progress on the correlation between obesity and geriatric frailty
Received:December 25, 2018  
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Key words:body mass index; waist circumference; frailty
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LIAO Qiu-Ju (Department of Rheumatism and Immunoallergy, Department of Neurology, Xuanwu Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100053, China) 
CHEN Biao 首都医科大学宣武医院神经内科, 北京100053  
LI Xiao-Xia 首都医科大学宣武医院风湿免疫-变态反应科,北京100053  
ZHAO Yi 首都医科大学宣武医院风湿免疫-变态反应科,北京100053  
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      The degree of frailty in the elderly can reflect physical condition, Identification of risk factors can facilitate intervention in frailty and improve the prognosis and quality of life in the elderly. Studies have found that obesity is related to frailty and that body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) can be used to evaluate the degree of obesity. BMI serves as an indicator of the degree of obesity, and WC is closely related to metabolic disorders. This paper reviews the research progress on obesity and frailty using BMI and WC as indicators with a view to clarifying the relationship between them and providing new insights for clinical intervention in frailty.