Journal article

PROSPECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS OF LOW MUSCLE MASS AND FUNCTION WITH 10-YEAR FALLS RISK, INCIDENT FRACTURE AND MORTALITY IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS

S Balogun, T Winzenberg, K Wills, D Scott, G Jones, D Aitken, ML Callisaya

The journal of nutrition, health & aging | SPRINGER FRANCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Purpose: To compare the performance of low muscle mass and function with falls risk, incident fracture and mortality over 10 years. METHODS: 1041 participants (50% women; mean age 63±7.5 years) were prospectively followed for 10 years. Falls risk was measured using the Physiological Profile Assessment, fractures were self-reported and mortality was ascertained from the death registry. Appendicular lean mass (ALM) was assessed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Four anthropometric: (ALM/height2, ALM/body mass index, ALM/weight×100, a residuals method of ALM on height and total body fat) and four performance-based measures: (handgrip strength, lower-limb muscle strength, upper..

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