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  • Jack M. Guralnik, Eleanor M. Simonsick, +5 authors Robert B. Wallace
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of gerontology
  • 1994 (First Publication: 1 March 1994)
  • BACKGROUND A short battery of physical performance tests was used to assess lower extremity function in more than 5,000 persons age 71 years and older in three communities. METHODS Balance, gait,Expand
  • Bret H. Goodpaster, Seok Won Park, +7 authors Anne B. Newman
  • Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
  • 2006 (First Publication: 1 October 2006)
  • BACKGROUND The loss of muscle mass is considered to be a major determinant of strength loss in aging. However, large-scale longitudinal studies examining the association between the loss of mass andExpand
  • Matteo Cesari, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, +11 authors Marco Pahor
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 2005 (First Publication: 1 October 2005)
  • OBJECTIVES To define clinically relevant cutpoints for usual gait speed and to investigate their predictive value for health-related events in older persons. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. Expand
  • Marjolein Visser, Bret H. Goodpaster, +5 authors Tamara B. Harris
  • Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
  • 2005 (First Publication: 1 March 2005)
  • BACKGROUND Lower muscle mass has been correlated with poor physical function; however, no studies have examined this relationship prospectively. This study aims to investigate whether low muscleExpand
  • Marjolein Visser, Marco Pahor, +5 authors Tamara B. Harris
  • Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
  • 2002 (First Publication: 1 May 2002)
  • BACKGROUND A decline in muscle mass and muscle strength characterizes normal aging. As clinical and animal studies show a relationship between higher cytokine levels and low muscle mass, the aim ofExpand