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2D:4D Digit Ratio and Muscularity

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Date Issued:
2014
Summary:
Studies in geriatrics have found that the second and fourth digit (of the hand) ratio (2D:4D), an indicator of in utero androgen exposure, shows significantly negative correlation with muscle mass (MM) and muscle strength (MS). In my thesis research, I examined correlations between 2D:4D ratio and the MM and MS of college students and compared the results to previous geriatric studies in order to evaluate 2D:4D measurement as a supplementary tool for understanding factors associated with muscularity. I evaluated college students using a scanning bed and calipers to determine digit ratio. I then measured calf-circumference, MM using bioimpedence technology and MS using a dynamometer for grip strength.
Title: 2D:4D Digit Ratio and Muscularity.
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Name(s): Simmonds, Lori
Wetterer, James Dr.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Physical Form: Online Resource
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Studies in geriatrics have found that the second and fourth digit (of the hand) ratio (2D:4D), an indicator of in utero androgen exposure, shows significantly negative correlation with muscle mass (MM) and muscle strength (MS). In my thesis research, I examined correlations between 2D:4D ratio and the MM and MS of college students and compared the results to previous geriatric studies in order to evaluate 2D:4D measurement as a supplementary tool for understanding factors associated with muscularity. I evaluated college students using a scanning bed and calipers to determine digit ratio. I then measured calf-circumference, MM using bioimpedence technology and MS using a dynamometer for grip strength.
Identifier: FA0005036 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA0005036
Owner Institution: FAU