Inflammatory markers and physical performance among nonagenarians.

  title={Inflammatory markers and physical performance among nonagenarians.},
  author={Kristina M Tiainen and Mikko A. Hurme and Antti Hervonen and Tiina Luukkaala and Marja Jylh{\"a}},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={65 6},
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that inflammation may play an important role in aging and the development of disabilities, but knowledge about its importance in the development of muscle weakness and functional disabilities in very old people is limited. This study examined associations between inflammatory markers and physical performance among nonagenarians. METHODS The population-based sample consisted of 197 women and 65 men aged 90 years. Physical performance was assessed… CONTINUE READING

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