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Longitudinal body composition changes in old men and women: interrelationships with worsening disability.

Authors
  • Fantin, Francesco
  • Di Francesco, Vincenzo
  • Fontana, Giorgia
  • Zivelonghi, Alessandra
  • Bissoli, Luisa
  • Zoico, Elena
  • Rossi, Andrea
  • Micciolo, Rocco
  • Bosello, Ottavio
  • Zamboni, Mauro
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
62
Issue
12
Pages
1375–1381
Identifiers
PMID: 18166688
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Reduction in appendicular or leg FFM was the main predictor of decline in one or more levels of reported disability in older men and women, and accounted for about a 2-fold increase in risk.

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