Association between phthalate exposure and lower handgrip strength in an elderly population: a repeated-measures study

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BACKGROUND Decreased muscle strength can lead to adverse health outcomes in the elderly. A potential association between phthalate exposure and muscle strength was suggested previously, but has not been investigated directly. We hypothesized that phthalate exposure is associated with lower handgrip strength and that the association is modified by the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0176-2

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