Anthropometric values in an elderly French population.

  title={Anthropometric values in an elderly French population.},
  author={Jacques Delarue and Thierry Constans and D. J-M. Malvy and Alain Pradignac and Charles Couet and Fernand Lamisse},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={71 2},
We compared anthropometric indices in samples of elderly people aged 65 years and over living in two French areas. The samples were divided into four age-groups (65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and over 80 years). We observed interregional differences in women aged 65-69 years and in men aged 65-74 years. Weight and anthropometric variables related to body fat percentage and to muscle mass showed a decline with age as already reported by others. We established anthropometric percentile values according to… CONTINUE READING


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