Non-Discriminant Relationships between Leg Muscle Strength, Mass and Gait Performance in Healthy Young and Old Adults

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Gerontology

Fecha de publicación: December 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000480150

Autores: Muehlbauer T., Granacher U., Borde R.Hortobágyi T.

Background: Gait speed declines with increasing age, but it is unclear if gait speed preferentially correlates with leg muscle strength or mass. We determined the relationship between gait speed and (1) leg muscle strength measured at 3 lower extremity joints and (2) leg lean tissue mass (LTM) in healthy young (age: 25 years, n = 20) and old (age: 70 years, n = 20) adults. 

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