Health

Getting a grip on better health

Men with muscles like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger or a top weightlifter look powerful but a handshake will give away whether they're a healthy specimen—or at risk of a chronic disease or premature aging, experts say.

Health

How strong your grip is says a lot about your health

The human hand is remarkable. Not only does it allow us to throw, grab, climb and pick things up, it can also be a measure of health. Using hand-grip strength—which assesses the amount of force a person can generate with ...

Diabetes

Evaluating grip strength to identify early diabetes

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports valuable new grip strength metrics that provide healthcare practitioners with an easy-to-perform, time-efficient screening tool for type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Frailty assessment may aid liver transplant evaluation

(HealthDay)—A frailty assessment as part of liver transplant evaluation may help identify transplant candidates at higher risk for death, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Surgery.

Health

Getting older adults to exercise

Generation 100, a comprehensive study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the effects of exercise on aging, examines whether exercise actually prolongs life. But merely knowing that exercise ...

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