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Changes in physical characteristics and body composition during 5-year follow-up in 75- and 80-year-old men and women.
Scand J Soc Med Suppl. 1997; 53:19-24.SJ

Abstract

A five-year longitudinal study was conducted to examine the changes observed in the physical characteristics and body composition assessed by bioimpedance in 75- and 80-year-old men and women. During the follow-up, there was a systematic decline in body height in all groups studied, the mean changes being somewhat higher in women (1.3-1.6 cm) than in men (0.9-1.1 cm). Body weight and lean body mass declined in women in both age groups and in men in the younger group, whereas no significant changes were observed in the 80-year-old men. The relative proportion of body fat did not change with increasing age in any of the groups studied. Among 80-year-olds, the men participating in the follow-up showed some tendency to have more fat in the baseline than those who subsequently died, while the corresponding group of women tended to be somewhat taller than the other drop-outs. The results support the earlier observations on the age-related decrease in body height, and in the case of women, also on reduced body weight and lean body mass with old age.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. suominen@maila.jyu.fi

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9241698

Citation

Suominen, H. "Changes in Physical Characteristics and Body Composition During 5-year Follow-up in 75- and 80-year-old Men and Women." Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine. Supplementum, vol. 53, 1997, pp. 19-24.
Suominen H. Changes in physical characteristics and body composition during 5-year follow-up in 75- and 80-year-old men and women. Scand J Soc Med Suppl. 1997;53:19-24.
Suominen, H. (1997). Changes in physical characteristics and body composition during 5-year follow-up in 75- and 80-year-old men and women. Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine. Supplementum, 53, 19-24.
Suominen H. Changes in Physical Characteristics and Body Composition During 5-year Follow-up in 75- and 80-year-old Men and Women. Scand J Soc Med Suppl. 1997;53:19-24. PubMed PMID: 9241698.
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