LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Handgrip strength is associated with cardiovascular events.
According to a recent study by the UK Biobank, the association with cardiac structure and function may be more related than we think
The study measured a sample of 4,654 participants for over a year, they determined that better handgrip strength was associated with cardiac structure and function in a pattern indicative of less cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling. This means that these characteristics are known to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
UK Biobank explains that handgrip strength was measured using a Jamar J00105 hydraulic hand dynamometer and the participants were asked to squeeze the handle as strongly as possible for 3 seconds. The left ventricular function was analyzed and those with higher baseline handgrip strength was significantly associated with higher LVEDV (Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Volume) which is a standard measurement of cardiac function indexes.
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