The researchers compared cutoff points proposed in previous studies on the subject. Their analysis was based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) relating to 6,182 men and women aged 60 or more who were tracked for 14 years.
The UFSCar/UCL study was supported by FAPESP and reported in an article published in the journal Age and Ageing.
The researchers took as their benchmark the diagnostic definitions issued in 2010 and revised in 2019 by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP), according to which the cutoff point for handgrip strength is 27 kg for men and 16 kg for women. The article recommends raising it to 36 kg and 23 kg respectively.
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Typing on a keyboard seems like a useful finger exercise… fingers on the the cell phone:. not so much.
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I think the law of the body is – use it or lose it.