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Low Muscle Mass in the Limps Increases the Mortality Risk of Seniors

Publicado em 09 agosto 2019
Evaluating body composition, especially appendicular muscle mass, can be an effective strategy for predicting longevity in people over 65 years of age, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil. The appendicular muscles are the muscles that move the appendages or extremities – the arms and legs. They also play a key role in stabilizing the shoulders and hips. The researchers studied a group of 839 men [...]