Distribution of fat-free mass and risk of mortality in general adult population and adults with comorbidities
Aging, and a variety of disease states, are associated with change in quality, quantity and distribution of fat-free mass. In this study, we would like to investigate if distribution of fat-free mass is associated with risk of mortality. We plan to complete the study in 3 years. The study results could potentially improve mortality risk prediction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, which would be highly informative with respect to setting of treatment target, choice of treatment plan, and surveillance.