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Strength of Handshake Reflects Disease Risk, Study Contends

The strength of your grip could be a doctor's first clue about your long-term health. In a new study from Canada's McMaster University, researchers found that a handshake is a better indicator of your health than your blood pressure. Writing in the journal The Lancet, they reported that reduced grip strength was consistently linked with early death, disability and illness. Researchers measured muscle strength in nearly 140,000 adults over four years in 17 countries. Using a...

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