Muscle Mass Index as a Predictor of Longevity in Older-Adults.
American Journal of Medicine, February 2014
Srikanthan, Preethi, Karlamangla, Arun S.
Obesity (as defined by body mass index) has not been associated consistently with higher mortality in older adults. However, total body mass includes fat and muscle, which have different metabolic effects. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that greater muscle mass in older adults is associated with lower all-cause mortality.
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