Maintaining a firm grip differs for men and women

November 21, 2014 10:06 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simple grip-strength test might someday help doctors identify patients’ risk for potentially disabling conditions later in life, but interventions likely would differ for men and women, a new study suggests.

Using data from the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging, researchers found gender differences in potential reasons why men and women lose their ability to maintain a firm grip.

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