Association between muscle mass, leg strength, and fat mass with physical function in older adults: influence of age and sex.

@article{Bouchard2011AssociationBM,
  title={Association between muscle mass, leg strength, and fat mass with physical function in older adults: influence of age and sex.},
  author={Danielle R Bouchard and Mariane H{\'e}roux and Ian Janssen},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={313-28}
}
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to determine the relationship between muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle quality, and fat mass with a composite measure of physical function in older adults, and to determine whether these relations differed by age and sex. METHOD Participants consisted of 1280 adults aged ≥ 55 yr from the NHANES study. Reduced rank regression was used to identify patterns of muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle quality, and fat mass related to physical function… CONTINUE READING
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