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Relationship between swallowing muscles and trunk muscle mass in healthy elderly individuals: A cross-sectional study

K. Yoshimi et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMI, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Background and objective A decrease of swallowing muscle strength causes dysphagia, and a relationship between swallowing muscle strength and appendicular muscle mass has been reported. Moreover, the effect of trunk retention function on swallowing function has been clinically recognized. However, the relationship between trunk muscle mass and swallowing muscle strength is unclear. We aimed to clarify the association between these variables in elderly individuals. Methods Subjects were 118 healthy community-dwelling …
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