Associations of insulin and insulin-like growth factors with physical performance in old age in the Boyd Orr and Caerphilly studies

K Birnie, Y Ben-Shlomo, JMP Holly, DJ Gunnell, S Ebrahim, A Bayer, J Gallacher, RM Martin

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Abstract

Insulin and the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system regulate growth and are involved in determining muscle mass, strength and body composition. We hypothesised that IGF-I and IGF-II are associated with improved, and insulin with worse, physical performance in old age.
Translated title of the contributionAssociations of Insulin and Insulin-Like Growth Factors with Physical Performance in Old Age in the Boyd Orr and Caerphilly Studies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e30096
Number of pages9
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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