Stéphanie Plouffe

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BACKGROUND Obesity has been associated with metabolic complications. However, two subgroups of obese individuals (namely "sarcopenic obese" and "metabolically healthy but obese" individuals) with low muscle mass appear to have a better metabolic profile. Despite having a lower muscle mass, these individuals appear to have higher muscle strength, suggesting(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of some dissociation between muscle mass and strength, muscle strength is often used as a proxy to identify individuals with low muscle mass (sarcopenia). Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between muscle strength and the appendicular lean body mass index (app LBMI). METHODS One hundred and five(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between functional capacity, muscle function, and daily step count in postmenopausal women. METHODS Fifty-seven postmenopausal women aged 50 to 70 years were recruited. Body composition (body weight, body mass index, fat mass, and skeletal muscle mass), energetic metabolism (maximal(More)
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