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Relationship between low relative muscle mass and coronary artery calcification in healthy adults

Ko BJ et al.
Used Parameters : SMI, PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Korea

Journal : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

Objective—Sarcopenia or low muscle mass is related to cardiovascular risk factors; however, the association between low muscle mass and subclinical atherosclerosis has been largely unexplored. We investigated whether muscle mass is related to coronary artery calcification (CAC) in a large sample of middle-aged asymptomatic adults. Approach and Results—We performed a cross-sectional study of 31 108 asymptomatic adults without cancer, diabetes mellitus, or known cardiovascular disease who underwent a health …
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