alexa Lower extremity muscle mass predicts functional performance in mobility-limited elders.


Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

Author(s): Reid KF, Naumova EN, Carabello RJ, Phillips EM, Fielding RA

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Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study examined the influence of lower extremity body composition and muscle strength on the severity of mobility-disability in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Fifty-seven older males and females (age 74.2 +/- 7 yrs; BMI 28.9 +/- 6 kg/m2) underwent an objective assessment of lower extremity functional performance, the Short Physical Performance Battery test (SPPB). Participants were subsequently classified as having moderate (SPPB score 7: n = 38) or severe mobility impairments (SPPB score This article was published in J Nutr Health Aging and referenced in Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

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