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Skeletal muscle mass as a predictor of mortality in the elderly population

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Hee Won Jung et al.
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Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : The Korean Journal of Medicine

BACKGROUND/AIMSA U-shaped relationship between body mass index (BMI) and mortality has been reported. However, controversy exists as to whether skeletal muscle mass affects mortality in healthy older adults. We evaluated the independent association of BMI or appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) with mortality in elderly people. METHODS A total of 4,261 consecutive subjects older than 65 years who underwent health examinations at Seoul National University Gangnam Center between 2005 and 2009 were …
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