Muscle volume compared to cross-sectional area is more appropriate for evaluating muscle strength in young and elderly individuals.

@article{Akagi2009MuscleVC,
  title={Muscle volume compared to cross-sectional area is more appropriate for evaluating muscle strength in young and elderly individuals.},
  author={Ryota Akagi and Yohei Takai and Megumi Ohta and Hiroaki Kanehisa and Yasuo Kawakami and Tetsuo Fukunaga},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={564-9}
}
OBJECTIVE the present study examined which of muscle volume (MV) and cross-sectional area (CSA) is appropriate for evaluating the relation with elbow flexor muscle strength in young and elderly individuals. METHODS the subjects were 52 young (20-34 year; 30 men and 22 women) and 51 elderly individuals (60-77 year, 19 men and 32 women). The MV and maximal anatomical CSA (ACSA) of elbow flexors were determined by magnetic resonance imaging. The torque developed during maximal voluntary… CONTINUE READING