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Reduced flexibility associated with metabolic syndrome in community-dwelling elders

Chang KV et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, SMI, PBF

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Taiwan

Journal : PLoS One

Background The ageing process may lead to reductions in physical fitness, a known risk factor in the development of metabolic syndrome. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate cross-sectional and combined associations of metabolic syndrome with body composition and physical fitness in a community based geriatric population. Methods A total of 628 community-dwelling elders attending a geriatric health examination were enrolled in the study. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome was based on the modified National …
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