Greater hand-grip strength predicts a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes over 10 years in leaner Japanese Americans.

@article{Wander2011GreaterHS,
  title={Greater hand-grip strength predicts a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes over 10 years in leaner Japanese Americans.},
  author={Pandora L. Wander and Edward J Boyko and Donna L. Leonetti and Marguerite J. McNeely and Steven E Kahn and Wilfred Y. Fujimoto},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={261-4}
}
AIMS Much is known about body composition and type 2 diabetes risk but less about body function such as strength. We assessed whether hand-grip strength predicted incident diabetes. METHODS We followed 394 nondiabetic Japanese-American subjects (mean age 51.9) for the development of diabetes. We fit a logistic regression model to examine the association between hand-grip strength at baseline and type 2 diabetes risk over 10 years, adjusted for age, sex, and family history. RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING