Lower extremity muscle mass predicts functional performance in mobility-limited elders.

@article{Reid2008LowerEM,
  title={Lower extremity muscle mass predicts functional performance in mobility-limited elders.},
  author={Kieran F. Reid and Elena N. Naumova and Robert J. Carabello and Elizabeth M. Phillips and Roger A Fielding},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={493-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the influence of lower extremity body composition and muscle strength on the severity of mobility-disability in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS Fifty-seven older males and females (age 74.2 +/- 7 yrs; BMI 28.9 +/- 6 kg/m2) underwent an objective assessment of lower extremity functional performance, the Short Physical Performance Battery test (SPPB). Participants were subsequently classified as having moderate (SPPB score 7: n = 38) or severe mobility… CONTINUE READING

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