Sarcopenia, obesity and postoperative outcomes after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma

Michele Molinari


Over the last few decades, we have learned that the composition of our body is directly related to our health. The second and equally important lesson is that when we define a healthy body, we have to go beyond the ratio between the weight and the height of a person. The third lesson is that even though a “normal” balance between body fat and muscle is associated with good health and longevity, we still do not know what a “normal body composition” is.