愈多肌肉的人愈少心臟病，可能減少81%風險 Higher muscle mass has lower risk of CVD.
Higher muscle mass has lower risk of CVD.
Sarcopenia and cardiovascular disease share the similar pathologic pathway which is chronic low-grade inflammation. Sarcopenia may cause cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease may cause sarcopenia. Sarcopenia may speed up the progress of cardiovascular disease including coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure. Cardiovascular disease also reduces the exercise performance and nutritional intake which may result in sarcopenia.