Sarcopenia in older people is a major health issue and its early detection could help target interventions and improve health. Evidence suggests that poor muscle mass is associated with greater arterial stiffness and cardiovascular risk. Arterial stiffness in turn is associated with smaller retinal artery width. This study examined the association of muscle mass in older people with retinal vascular width, a non-invasive measure of vascular function.

Association between retinal vasculature and muscle mass in older people

Ballerini, Lucia;
2015-01-01

Abstract

Sarcopenia in older people is a major health issue and its early detection could help target interventions and improve health. Evidence suggests that poor muscle mass is associated with greater arterial stiffness and cardiovascular risk. Arterial stiffness in turn is associated with smaller retinal artery width. This study examined the association of muscle mass in older people with retinal vascular width, a non-invasive measure of vascular function.
Digital retinal image
Muscle mass
Sarcopenia
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Aging
Body Composition
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Hand Strength
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal
Retinal Diseases
Retinal Vessels
Risk Factors
Sarcopenia
Surveys and Questionnaires
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