Association Between Serum β2 -Microglobulin Levels and Prevalent and Incident Physical Frailty in Community-Dwelling Older Women.

@article{Kim2017AssociationBS,
  title={Association Between Serum β2 -Microglobulin Levels and Prevalent and Incident Physical Frailty in Community-Dwelling Older Women.},
  author={Miji Kim and Takao K Suzuki and Narumi Kojima and Hideyo Yoshida and Yuko Z. Yoshida and Hirohiko Hirano and Chang Won Won and Hun Kyung Kim},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={e83-e88}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether higher serum β2 -microglobulin (B2M) levels, a kidney function marker, are associated with prevalent and incident frailty in community-dwelling older women. DESIGN Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of a prospective cohort. SETTING Population-based cohort study in Tokyo, Japan. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling women aged 75 and older with adequate data for assessing frailty status (N = 1,191) and a subset of participants without baseline frailty but… CONTINUE READING

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