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Declining neck circumference is an anthropometric marker related to frailty in middle-aged and elderly women

Lifestyle Disease
Used Parameters : BMI, Muscle Mass, Segmental FFM, AC, CC, HC

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Japan

Journal : Modern Rheumatology

Objectives: Neck circumference (NC) has been associated with cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. However, the association between NC and frailty remains unknown. We aimed to determine the relationship between frailty and NC in middle-aged and elderly women. Methods: Frailty was diagnosed based on the Japanese version of the Cardiovascular Health Study criteria. Of women who underwent health checkup, 295 women with the following measurements were targeted: four trunk circumferences and appendicular …
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