A glimpse into the relation between muscle, health and costs in an ageing population

Title: Muscle, health and costs: a glance at their relationship

Authors: D.M. Mijnarends, Y.C. Luiking, R.J.G. Halfens, S.M.A.A. Evers, E.L.A. Lenaerts, S. Verlaan, M. Wallace, J.M.G.A. Schols, J.M.M. Meijers
Published: 2018

Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

The study looked into the association between muscle parameters (muscle mass, muscle strength, physical performance) and activities of daily living, quality of life and healthcare costs. 227 adults aged 65 and older participated in the study, community-dwelling, assisted-living, residential living facility. Better physical performance may be a valuable target for future intervention and research in today’s ageing population and its consequences on health and healthcare costs.

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Citation: Mijnarends, D.M., Luiking, Y.C., Halfens, R.J.G. et al. J Nutr Health Aging (2018).