Low handgrip strength is a predictor of osteoporotic fractures: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from the Hong Kong Osteoporosis Study

@inproceedings{Cheung2011LowHS,
  title={Low handgrip strength is a predictor of osteoporotic fractures: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from the Hong Kong Osteoporosis Study},
  author={Ching-Lung Cheung and Kathryn C. B. Tan and Cora H. Bow and Cissy Ss Soong and C. H. N. Loong and Annie Wai-Chee Kung},
  booktitle={AGE},
  year={2011}
}
Handgrip strength (HGS) is a potentially useful objective parameter to predict fracture since it is an indicator of general muscle strength and is associated with fragility and propensity to fall. Our objective was to examine the association of HGS with fracture, to evaluate the accuracy of HGS in predicting incident fracture, and to identify subjects at risk of fracture. We analyzed a cross-sectional cohort with 2,793 subjects (1,217 men and 1,576 women aged 50–101 years) and a subset of 1,702… CONTINUE READING

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