Longitudinal body composition changes in old men and women: interrelationships with worsening disability.

@article{Fantin2007LongitudinalBC,
  title={Longitudinal body composition changes in old men and women: interrelationships with worsening disability.},
  author={Francesco Fantin and Vincenzo Di Francesco and Giorgia Fontana and Alessandra Zivelonghi and Luisa Bissoli and Elena Zoico and Andrea Petronio Rossi and Rocco Micciolo and Ottavio Bosello and Mauro Zamboni},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={1375-81}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated prospectively age-related body composition changes and their relationships with worsening disability in the elderly population. METHODS Ninety-seven women and 62 men aged 71.4+/-2.2 and 71.6+/-2.2 years, respectively, at baseline underwent dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry determinations at baseline and at 2- and 5.5-year follow-up intervals to measure total body and leg fat (FM) and total, appendicular, and leg fat-free mass (FFM). Height, weight, body… CONTINUE READING
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