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What your grip strength might tell you

Today’s news is from the WaPo, reporting on a study of the relationship between grip strength and biological age aka epigenetic age, as opposed to your chronological age.

You may have heard of these two markers of age, and how nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors can ‘age’ you more or less than your chrono age. This study is observational so can’t say definitively that less grip strength = greater epigenetic aging. But resistance (strength) training has been shown in other studies to promote healthy aging with less risk of falls and more confidence in the world. Seems like a win.