Cutpoints for low appendicular lean mass that identify older adults with clinically significant weakness

Peggy M. Cawthon, Katherine W. Peters, Michelle D. Shardell, Robert R. McLean, Thuy Tien L Dam, Anne M. Kenny, Maren S. Fragala, Tamara B. Harris, Douglas P. Kiel, Jack M. Guralnik, Luigi Ferrucci, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Maria T. Vassileva, Stephanie A. Studenski, Dawn E. Alley

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Abstract

Background.Low lean mass is potentially clinically important in older persons, but criteria have not been empirically validated. As part of the FNIH (Foundation for the National Institutes of Health) Sarcopenia Project, this analysis sought to identify cutpoints in lean mass by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry that discriminate the presence or absence of weakness (defined in a previous report in the series as grip strength BMI) identified a secondary definition (ALMBMI BMI

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-575
Number of pages9
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Volume69 A
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cutpoints.
  • Muscle
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Medicine(all)

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