Physical function mitigates the adverse effects of being thin on mortality in a free-living older Taiwanese cohort.

@article{Lee2012PhysicalFM,
  title={Physical function mitigates the adverse effects of being thin on mortality in a free-living older Taiwanese cohort.},
  author={M M-S Lee and Ronald C. Chen and Y-H Chang and Y-C Huang and Mark L. Wahlqvist},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={776-83}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the significance of underweight and physical function as well as their interaction on mortality in the aged. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING The Elderly Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan during 1999-2000. PARTICIPANTS Total of 1435 representative free-living elders (739 men and 696 women). MEASUREMENTS Body composition was assessed by various anthropometrics. Physical function score (PF, ranged 0-100) was derived from the SF-36(®). Death by December 31, 2006… CONTINUE READING

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