[Articles] Prognostic value of grip strength: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study
July 27, 2015
- The Lancet 386, 9990 (2015)
Author: Darryl P Leong, Koon K Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Alvaro Avezum, Andres Orlandini, Pamela Seron, Suad H Ahmed, Annika Rosengren, Roya Kelishadi, Omar Rahman, Sumathi Swaminathan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajeev Gupta, Scott A Lear, Aytekin Oguz, Khalid Yusoff, Katarzyna Zatonska, Jephat Chifamba, Ehimario Igumbor, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Hongqiu Gu, Wei Li, Salim Yusuf, Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study investigators
This study suggests that measurement of grip strength is a simple, inexpensive risk-stratifying method for all-cause death, cardiovascular death, and cardiovascular disease. Further research is needed to identify determinants of muscular strength and to test whether improvement in strength reduces mortality and cardiovascular disease.