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February 8, 2023

Grip Strength as a Predictor of Aging Well

The Washington Post reports on an article co-authored by Jessica Faul and Helen Meier. The researchers found that those with weak handgrip strength – a measure of muscle quality – appeared to be aging faster than those with greater strength.

Mark D. Peterson, Stacey Collins, Helen C.S. Meier, Alexander Brahmsteadt, and Jessica D. Faul (2023). Grip strength is inversely associated with DNA methylation age acceleration. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 14:108– 115.