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Relationship of low muscle mass and obesity with physical function in community dwelling older adults: Results from the Nagaham

Geriatrics
Author
Tanaka et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Japan

Journal : Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Aim Relationships of low muscle mass and obesity with physical function were investigated in older adults. Methods The participants were 1922 community dwelling persons aged 60 years or older (67.7±5.2 years old, 643 men and 1279 women). One-leg standing time, knee extensor muscle strength, and maximum walking speed were assessed. Muscle mass was evaluated using the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) method, and skeletal mass index (SMI) was determined. For the obesity index, waist circumference with a stronger association …
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