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Body Mass Index From Age 15 Years Onwards and Muscle Mass, Strength, and Quality in Early Old Age: Findings From the MRC National Survey of Health and Development.

Cooper, R; Hardy, R; Bann, D; Aihie Sayer, A; Ward, KA; Adams, JE; Kuh, D; (2014) Body Mass Index From Age 15 Years Onwards and Muscle Mass, Strength, and Quality in Early Old Age: Findings From the MRC National Survey of Health and Development. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci , 69 (10) pp. 1253-1259. 10.1093/gerona/glu039. Green open access

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Abstract

As more people live more of their lives obese, it is unclear what impact this will have on muscle mass, strength, and quality. We aimed to examine the associations of body mass index (BMI) from age 15 years onwards with low muscle mass, strength, and quality in early old age.

Type: Article
Title: Body Mass Index From Age 15 Years Onwards and Muscle Mass, Strength, and Quality in Early Old Age: Findings From the MRC National Survey of Health and Development.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glu039
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glu039
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Life course epidemiology, Muscle mass, Obesity, Sarcopenia, Strength and quality.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1426342
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