Trajectories in muscular strength and physical function among men with and without prostate cancer in the health aging and body composition study.

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Summary of "Trajectories in muscular strength and physical function among men with and without prostate cancer in the health aging and body composition study."

To examine and compare changes in strength and physical function from pre- to post-diagnosis among men with prostate cancer (PC, [cases]) and matched non-cancer controls identified from the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0228773


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