Journal article

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity modifies the relationship between sedentary time and sarcopenia: the Tromso Study 2015-2016

Jonas Johansson, Bente Morseth, David Scott, Bjorn Heine Strand, Laila A Hopstock, Sameline Grimsgaard

JOURNAL OF CACHEXIA SARCOPENIA AND MUSCLE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is an age-related muscle disease primarily characterized by reductions in muscle strength that increases the risk of falls, fractures, cognitive impairment, and mortality. Exercise is currently preferred in prevention and treatment, but it is unknown how different habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns associate with sarcopenia status. The purpose of the present study was to compare associations of these patterns with probable sarcopenia in older adults. METHODS: In 3653 community-dwelling participants (51% women) aged 60-84 years from the seventh survey of the Tromsø Study, we assessed objective physical activity and sedentary behaviour collected ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the High North Population Studies (UiT The Arctic University of Norway). D.S. is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship (GNT1123014) and an NHMRC Investigator Grant (GNT1174886).