The relationship between muscle quality and incidence of falls in older community-dwelling women: An 18-month follow-up study.

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Summary of "The relationship between muscle quality and incidence of falls in older community-dwelling women: An 18-month follow-up study."

Important components that might mediate the relationship between aging and falls are reduced muscle strength and mass. Although muscle-related phenotypes have been linked to falls in older people, the role of muscle quality has yet to be examined.


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Name: Experimental gerontology
ISSN: 1873-6815


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