From Time Magazine
A Limp Handshake Could Predict an Early Death Say Scientists
A new large-scale study suggests that grip strength could serve as a “simple, inexpensive” test for heart disease and other health risks.
The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet on Wednesday, found that people whose grip strength declined the fastest faced higher risks of health problems, including strokes and heart disease. In fact, the study found, grip strength can be better than blood pressure at predicting risk,
According to the study, every 11lb drop in grip strength was correlated with a 16 percent rise in the risk of early death.
The researchers, who studied more than 140,000 people in 17 countries between 2003 and 2009, say more work is necessary to further explain the connection between grip and health risks.
A weak limp grip can predict an early death? Why bother going to Med School, maybe doctors could just shake your hand to see how healthy you are.
A limp handshake can predict an early death? Does that mean that anything "limpy" can cause early death? If you walk with a limp will you die early? What about a limp dick? If you have a limp dick and can't get it up, maybe you WANT to die early!