Sao Paulo Med J 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
MD, PhD. Professor and Coordinator of the Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Laboratory, Postgraduate Health Science Department, Medical School, Universidade Santo Amaro (UNISA), São Paulo (SP), Brazil; and Postdoctoral Student, Medical School, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
Background: Physical activity (PA) is an effective strategy for managing sarcopenia in the elderly, but few studies have addressed PA levels regarding age-related changes.
Objective: To ascertain the effects of elderly women's PA levels on sarcopenia, physical performance, handgrip strength and perception of the risk of falling, and their relationship with energy expenditure.
Design And Setting: Observational cross-sectional study conducted in the southern region of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Read More