Table 1.

Participant demographics; mean ± SEM.

Young menOlder menYoung fed subgroupOlder fed subgroup
N 142267
Age20.4 ± 0.5569.7 ± 0.6219.8 ± 0.6169.6 ± 0.81
BMI (kg m−2)22.5 ± 0.3825.6 ± 0.48*22.3 ± 0.5625.5 ± 0.44*
HGS (kg)45.7 ± 1.9040.1 ± 1.2341.0 ± 3.1640.7 ± 1.33
ASMI (kg m−2)8.18 ± 0.138.06 ± 0.168.09 ± 0.128.15 ± 0.19
Lean leg mass (kg)19.7 ± 0.5917.6 ± 0.38**18.6 ± 0.5917.4 ± 0.41*
  • BMI, body mass index; HGS, hand grip strength assessed by dynamometry; ASMI, Appendicular skeletal muscle mass index (limb lean mass × height−2).

  • * P < 0.05 versus young.

  • ** P < 0.01 versus young (unpaired t‐test).