The association of lean and fat mass with all-cause mortality in older adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study

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URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0939475316301016

Journal: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

 Publication Date: 11/2016

 Summary: Greater lean tissue mass is associated with improved cardiovascular and overall mortality in the elderly. The lowest levels of fat tissue mass are linked with adverse prognosis, but the highest levels show no significant mortality protection. Prevention efforts in the elderly frail may be best targeted toward improvements in lean muscle mass.

Key Takeaways

Increased lean tissue mass in elderly reduces cardiovascular and overall death rate in the elderly. Fat tissue offers no protection from death and extremely low levels of fat tissue have negative consequences.

Increase Lean Mass to Age Healthfully

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