Grip strength and bone mineral density in older women.

  title={Grip strength and bone mineral density in older women.},
  author={Donna Kritz-Silverstein and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={9 1},
Most previous literature on muscle strength and bone density examined the association between specific muscle groups and adjacent bones. This study examined the association of grip strength with bone density at distant sites, such as the spine and hip, as well as at the wrist and radius. Subjects were 649 postmenopausal women aged 65 years and older. Bone… CONTINUE READING