Association of sarcopenia with functional decline in community-dwelling elderly subjects in Japan.

@article{Tanimoto2013AssociationOS,
  title={Association of sarcopenia with functional decline in community-dwelling elderly subjects in Japan.},
  author={Yoshimi Tanimoto and Misuzu Watanabe and Wei Sun and Keiji Tanimoto and Kanako Shishikura and Yumiko Sugiura and Toshiyuki Kusabiraki and Koichi Kono},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={958-63}
}
AIM The present study aimed to determine the association of sarcopenia, defined by muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance, with functional disability from a 2-year cohort study of community-dwelling elderly Japanese people. METHOD Participants were 743 community-dwelling elderly Japanese people aged 65 years or older. We used bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to measure muscle mass, grip strength to measure muscle strength, and usual walking speed to measure physical… CONTINUE READING
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