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Depression is associated with sarcopenia due to low muscle strength: results from the ELSA-Brasil study

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Lifesyle Disease
C. Szlejf et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Brazil

Journal : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Objectives To investigate the association of sarcopenia and its defining components with depression in Brazilian middle-aged and older adults. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting and Participants This analysis included 5927 participants from the ELSA-Brasil Study second data collection, aged 55 years and older, with complete data for exposure, outcome, and covariates. Measures Muscle mass was evaluated by bioelectrical impedance analysis and muscle strength by hand-grip strength. Sarcopenia was defined according to the …
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