Muscle Mass Index as a Predictor of Longevity in Older-Adults

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4035379/

Journal: American Journal of Medicine

Publication Date: 06/2014

Summary: This study demonstrates the survival predication ability of relative muscle mass and highlights the need to look beyond total body mass in assessing the health of older adults.

Key Takeaways

Total mortality was reduced in individuals with a higher muscle mass index compared to those with a lower muscle mass index

Increased Muscle Mass Decreases Mortality

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