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Stronger Grip Indicates Healthier Life, Study Finds

May 24, 2018 - 8:04 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  A new British study finds a strong link between grip strength and a healthy life.

SLU Care cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim at SSM Health SLU Hospital says the study tested people's grip strength, using the results to predict future disease.

“Those folks who had decent or good grip strength stayed more free of dying or heart attacks and cardiovascular issues than people who had weaker strength," Lim says.

In fact, grip strength showed a stronger association with cardiovascular diseases than blood pressure and physical activity.

Lim calls it "an interesting marker."