Study of differences in peripheral muscle strength of lean versus obese women: an allometric approach

@article{Hulens2001StudyOD,
  title={Study of differences in peripheral muscle strength of lean versus obese women: an allometric approach},
  author={Maria Hulens and Glen Vansant and Roeland J. J. Lysens and A L Claessens and Erik Muls and Simon Brumagne},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={676-681}
}
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether peripheral muscle strength is significantly different between lean and obese women controlled for age and physical activity, using an allometric approach.DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of isometric handgrip and isokinetic leg and trunk muscle strength.SUBJECTS: 173 obese (age 39.9±11.4 y, body mass index (BMI) 37.8±5.3 kg/m2) and 80 lean (age 39.7±12.2 y, BMI 22.0±2.2 kg/m2) women.MEASUREMENTS: Anthropometric measures (weight, height) and body composition… CONTINUE READING
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