2007 - The combination of low midarm muscle circumference and high waist circumference predicted higher mortality in older men

Peeters, Anna
May 2008
ACP Journal Club;5/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 3, p10
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents information on a case study that was conducted to assess whether measures of adiposity and muscle mass are better tools to predict mortality in older men. About 4107 men in the age group of 60 to 79 were included in the study. During the course of the study, it was found that the combination of midarm muscle circumference and waist circumference best predicted mortality.


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