Navigation Links
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
Date:11/21/2012

TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Men who had low muscle strength during their teen years are at increased risk for early death from several major causes, a new study contends.

The researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that, for men, the effect of having low muscle strength in youth was similar to the well-known risk factors for early death such as being overweight or having high blood pressure.

The findings point to the need for young people, particularly those with very low strength, to get regular exercise to improve their muscular fitness, the study authors said in the report, published in the Nov. 20 online edition of the BMJ.

The study included more than 1 million Swedish males aged 16 to 19 who were followed for 24 years. The participants underwent strength tests at the start of the study. Early death was defined as death before age 55.

During the follow-up, 2.3 percent (more than 26,000) of the men died. The most common cause of death was suicide (22 percent), while cancer accounted for nearly 15 percent of deaths and cardiovascular diseases caused just less than 8 percent of deaths, the investigators found.

Adults who had high muscular strength as teens had a 20 percent to 35 percent lower risk of early death from any cause and also from cardiovascular diseases, independently of blood pressure or body-mass index (a measurement of fat based on height and weight), the results indicated.

In addition, those who were the strongest as teens also had a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of early death from suicide and were 65 percent less likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, such as schizophrenia or mood disorders.

When the researchers looked at death rates from any cause, the rates ranged from 122.3 per 100,000 person years for those with the lowest muscle strength and 86.9 per 100,000 person years for those with the greatest muscle strength. Death rates for cardiovascular diseases were 9.5 and 5.6 per 100,000 person years, respectively, and for suicide were 24.6 and 16.9 per 100,000 person years, respectively.

The findings suggest that lower muscle strength in teens "is an emerging risk factor for major causes of death in young adulthood, such as suicide and cardiovascular diseases," study author Finn Rasmussen and colleagues concluded in a journal news release.

The results also point to the importance of exercise for children and teens, the authors noted.

The study found an association between low muscle strength during teen years and early death in men; it did not prove cause-and-effect.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about strength training for children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: BMJ, news release, Nov. 20, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Tension on gut muscles induces cell invasion in zebrafish intestine, mimicking cancer metastasis
2. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
3. Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects May Last for Years
4. Life expectancy and healthy life years in the European Union, 2008-2010
5. Measles Outbreaks in 2011 Were Worst in 15 Years: CDC
6. 16 years old is peak risk for teens misusing prescription drugs
7. NAMS journal Menopause reflects on the WHI 10 years later
8. After 25 years, World No Tobacco Day is making an impact
9. Elreg Distributors Ltd. Celebrates 32 Years in Business
10. Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study
11. For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... wellness products to enhance people’s everyday lives, recently attended the January ECRM Trade ... , ATP Science is known for its large range of supplements that keep ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... Michael and Betsy Brauser celebrated 5 years of Betsy’s participation in a ... has been life-saving as she has been on the trial for more than six ... ovarian cancer in 2009. She underwent standard chemotherapy but a year later went to ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Vitamin Well has launched two new ... have been produced in collaboration with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and have been developed to ... a successful launch in Sweden last year, the next generation sports drinks VW+001 ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... “The Angel”: ... the Lord has set out for each of his children. “The Angel” is the ... School of Music in New York City, and impassioned writer. , When asked of ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... fine examination of how God handles sin, including how to let go of lingering guilt ... over ten long years has been waiting to release this powerful insight about forgiveness that ... serving the Lord for over twenty years, and he has been preaching and teaching the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Incretin Mimetics/GLP-1 Agonists, SNDRIs, Lipase Inhibitors, Serotonin Receptor Agonists, Sympathomimetic-GABA ... drugs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... of 38.7% in the second half of the forecast period. The ... 2016 to 2027. The market is estimated at $1,058 million in ... ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- James Gilbart , ... 2):3-8; http://www.touchoncology.com/articles/optimising-clinical-outcomes-gastrointestinal-cancers-through-inhibiting-angiogenesis-and ...      ... in a supplement to European Oncology & Haematology ... by James Gilbart and Axel ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017   Science Exchange , ... to announce that the first five replication studies ... have been published in eLife today. Despite intense ... the first practical evaluation of reproducibility rates that ... studies. Unlike other assessments of reproducibility, the results ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: