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Sarcopenia is associated with tongue pressure in older patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross‐sectional study of the KAMOGAWA‐D

A Kaji et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Aim Death as a result of pneumonia is an important issue in patients with diabetes. Tongue pressure is associated with swallowing function, which has a close association with aspiration pneumonia. However, no previous studies have shown the association between sarcopenia and tongue pressure in older patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods In the present cross‐sectional study, we investigated body composition, handgrip strength and tongue pressure. Skeletal muscle mass index (kg/m2) was defined as appendicular muscle …
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