Inflammation and frailty in older women.

  title={Inflammation and frailty in older women.},
  author={Sean X. Leng and Qian-Li Xue and Jianrong Tian and Jeremy D. Walston and Linda P. Fried},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={55 6},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate relationships between white blood cell (WBC) count and interleukin-6 (IL-6) and prevalent frailty. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Two population-based studies, the Women's Health and Aging Studies (WHAS) I and II, Baltimore, Maryland. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred fifty-eight women aged 65 to 101 from WHAS I and 548 women aged 70 to 79 from the merged WHAS I and II cohorts. MEASUREMENTS Frailty was determined using validated screening criteria. WBC counts and… CONTINUE READING

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