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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2016, Article ID 8387324, 5 pages
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Muscle Strength, Physical Activity, and Functional Limitations in Older Adults with Central Obesity

1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3119, Durham, NC 27710, USA
2Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
3Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany (SUNY), One University Place, Albany, NY 12203, USA

Received 9 October 2015; Revised 28 January 2016; Accepted 31 January 2016

Academic Editor: F. R. Ferraro

Copyright © 2016 Cassandra M. Germain et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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