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World J Diabetes. Aug 15, 2022; 13(8): 665-667
Published online Aug 15, 2022. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v13.i8.665
Loss of skeletal muscle mass is not specific to type 2 diabetes
Bo Zhou, Ying-Qi Jin, Lian-Ping He
Bo Zhou, Ying-Qi Jin, Lian-Ping He, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Zhou B and He LP came up with ideas and constructs; Zhou B and Jin YQ wrote the manuscript; He LP approved the main conceptual ideas and made corrections; all authors provided final edits and approved the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Lian-Ping He, PhD, Academic Fellow, Director, Teacher, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, No. 1139 Shifu Avenue, Jiaojiang District, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang Province, China. lianpinghe@tzc.edu.cn
Received: March 22, 2022
Peer-review started: March 22, 2022
First decision: May 30, 2022
Revised: May 30, 2022
Accepted: July 6, 2022
Article in press: July 6, 2022
Published online: August 15, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Insulin resistance is present in hypertension, and in this case, loss of skeletal muscle mass occurs. At the same time, insulin resistance also results in obesity, and in this case, there is also a reduction in skeletal muscle mass. Loss of skeletal muscle mass can occur in many diseases.