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Exercise at different ages and appendicular lean mass and strength in later life: results from the Berlin Aging Study II

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Excessive loss of muscle mass in advanced age is a major risk factor for decreased physical ability and falls. Physical activity and exercise training are typically recommended to maintain muscle mass and prevent weakness. How exercise in different stages of life relates to muscle mass, grip strength, and risk for weakness in later life is not well understood.Baseline data on 891 participants at least 60 years old from the Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II) were analyzed. Linear and logistic reg...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/gerona/glv171

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journals of Gerontology, Series A Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
4
Pages:
515-520
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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EISSN:
1758-535X
ISSN:
1079-5006
URN:
uuid:c7882db2-3cd9-4846-9ad8-722b89ba602a
Source identifiers:
608740
Local pid:
pubs:608740

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