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Nephrourol Mon. 2016 Apr 26;8(3):e37443. doi: 10.5812/numonthly.37443. eCollection 2016 May.

Sarcopenia and Physical Inactivity in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Division of Nephrology, First Department of Integrated Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Japan.


Sarcopenia and physical inactivity synergistically progress in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are strong predictors of mortality in this population. Exercise training and essential amino acids and vitamin D supplements may contribute to improving sarcopenia and physical inactivity in CKD patients.


Chronic Kidney Disease; Physical Inactivity; Sarcopenia

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