Published: 25 April 2015
Author(s): Konstantinos A. Volaklis, Martin Halle, Christa Meisinger
Section: Review Article

Muscular strength, an important component of physical fitness, has an independent role in the prevention of chronic diseases whereas muscular weakness is strongly related to functional limitations and physical disability. Our purpose was to investigate the role of muscular strength as a predictor of mortality in health and disease. We conducted a systematic search in EMBASE and MEDLINE (1980–2014) looking for the association between muscular strength and mortality risk (all-cause and cause-specific mortality).

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