Muscle quality is associated with dynamic balance, fear of falling, and falls in older women

Muscle quality is associated with dynamic balance, fear of falling, and falls in older women •Numerous scientists use the term “muscle quality” to refer to the relationship between muscle strength and muscle volume.•The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between muscle quality and falls-related traits in older women.•Muscle quality was linked to negative outcomes in older women, in particular, falls-related risk factors.•Muscle quality may be a useful supplement to other muscular indices in the evaluation of risk of falls. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experimental Gerontology Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0531-5565
eISSN
1873-6815
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.exger.2018.01.003
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Abstract

•Numerous scientists use the term “muscle quality” to refer to the relationship between muscle strength and muscle volume.•The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between muscle quality and falls-related traits in older women.•Muscle quality was linked to negative outcomes in older women, in particular, falls-related risk factors.•Muscle quality may be a useful supplement to other muscular indices in the evaluation of risk of falls.

Journal

Experimental GerontologyElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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