Postmenopausal women are weaker, as measured by grip and pinch tests, than women who have not entered menopause, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. However, the researchers found that physical activity protected women from losing strength as they progress through menopause.
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Hospitals followed a racially mixed group of 563 Chicago-area women for five years. Strength tests determined how firmly they could grip and pinch. The results of these tests were assessed against the womens age, state of menopause, ethnicity, income and use of hormone replacement therapy.
Women who participated in the study were tested for grip strength with a handgrip dynamometer and a pinch gauge was used to measure strength over the course of the study. Statistical models were developed to assess whether menopausal status was associated with grip and pinch strength. Other variables, such as race and body mass index, were controlled for.
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