Research Paper Volume 10, Issue 8 pp 2051—2061

Inverse relationship between serum hsCRP concentration and hand grip strength in older adults: a nationwide population-based study

Figure 2. Difference in serum hsCRP concentration between participants with and without low muscle strength in men (A) and women (B) aged ≥65 years. Delta (Δ) indicates a change in serum hsCRP level from the control. Values are presented as the estimated mean with 95% confidence intervals after adjustment for confounding factors using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Confounding variables include age, body mass index, smoking and drinking habits, and resistance exercise, fasting plasma glucose, serum total cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure. *Statistically significantly different from the control by ANCOVA. hsCRP, high sensitivity C-reactive protein.