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Measurement of muscle health in ageing

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dc.contributor.author Francis, Peter
dc.contributor.author Lyons, Mark
dc.contributor.author Piasecki, Mathew
dc.contributor.author Mc Phee, Jamie
dc.contributor.author Hind, Karen
dc.contributor.author Jakeman, Philip M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-31T14:25:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-31T14:25:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5934
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Muscle health is a critical component in the struggle against physical frailty and the efforts to maintain metabolic health until the limit of chronological age. Consensus opinion is to evaluate muscle health in terms of muscle mass, strength and functional capability. There has been considerable variability in the components of muscle health which have been investigated in addition to variability in the tools of assessment and protocol for measurement. This is in stark contrast to the validated measurement of bone health across the adult life span. The purpose of this review was to identify indices of muscle mass, strength and functional capability most responsive to change with ageing and where possible to provide an estimate of the rate of change. We suggest lean tissue mass (LTM) or skeletal muscle (SM) is best evaluated from the thigh region due to its greater responsiveness to ageing compared to the whole body. The anterior compartment of the thigh region undergoes a preferential age-related decline in SM and force generating capacity. Therefore, we suggest that knee extensor torque is measured to represent the force generating capacity of the thigh and subsequently, to express muscle quality (strength per unit tissue). Finally, we suggest measures of functional capability which allow participants perform to a greater maximum are most appropriate to track age-related difference in functional capacity across the adult lifespan. This is due to their ability encompass a broad spectrum of abilities. This review suggests indices of muscular health for which reference ranges can be generated across the lifespan. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biogerontology;18 (6), pp. 901-911
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10522-017-9697-5
dc.subject healthy aging en_US
dc.subject sarcopenia en_US
dc.subject muscle strength en_US
dc.subject functional capability en_US
dc.title Measurement of muscle health in ageing en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-07-31T14:19:25Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10522-017-9697-5.
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2705789
dc.internal.rssid 2729802
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Biogerontology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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