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    Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Heart Health Clues
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    atti_editor posted:
    "Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study.

    Every 11-pound decrease in grip strength was associated with a 16 percent increased risk of death from any cause, the investigators found.


    Each decrease was also tied to a 17 percent raised risk of heart-related death or death from non-heart causes. And, every 11-pound drop in grip strength was also associated with a 9 percent increased risk of stroke and a 7 percent higher risk of heart attack, the findings showed.


    The researchers said that grip strength appears to be a stronger predictor of premature death than systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading)."

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