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A study of tongue thickness in elderly people in Japan

Body Composition Assessment
Fumiyo Tamura et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, ASM, SMI

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Medical Research Archives

… various methods: among them, we have focused on the tongue as it is an important organ
responsible for eating, swallowing and articulatory functions. We have conducted several studies
to clarify tongue muscle relationships with swallowing function and systemic conditions (nutritional
status). Herein, we present a portion of the results obtained thus far … oral function in affected
patients. In our first study 8 , we hypothesized that sarcopenia may compromise oral function,
resulting in dysphagia. We studied 104 elderly subjects (32 men and 72 women, mean age …
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