Comparison of muscle strength between subjects with and without proteinuria
Nobuyuki Miyatake, Kenichi Shikata, Hirofumi Makino, Takeyuki Numata
DOI: 10.4236/health.2011.311117   PDF         3,452 Downloads   6,337 Views   Citations


We compared the levels of muscle strength between subjects with and without proteinuria. We used data of 721 men and 1,063 women, aged 20-79 years, in this cross-sectional investigation study. Parameters at muscle strength i.e. grip strength, leg strength and leg strength per body weight were evaluated. Proteinuria was measured by urine strip devices. Thirty five men (4.9%) and 27 women (2.5%) were diagnosed as having the proteinuria (+: 30 mg/dl) ≦). Leg strength and leg strength per body weight in men with proteinuria was significantly lower than that in men without proteinuria after adjusting for age. Grip strength in men with proteinuria was also lower than that in men without, but not at a significant level. However such link was not noted in women after adjusting for age. Among Japanese, proteinuria might be a modifiable factor of muscle strength in Japanese men.

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Miyatake, N. , Shikata, K. , Makino, H. and Numata, T. (2011) Comparison of muscle strength between subjects with and without proteinuria. Health, 3, 698-702. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.311117.

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