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Association among age-related tongue muscle abnormality, tongue pressure, and presbyphagia: a 3D MRI study

Body Composition Assessment
Nakao et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Dysphagia

Muscle aging such as sarcopenia adversely affects motor activities. However, few studies have elucidated the aging physiological mechanism of tongue concerted with the changes muscle composition. The present study aimed to examine the tongue composition changes to detect the effect of tongue fat mass on tongue pressure and swallowing function with aging. Twenty community-dwelling elderly without head and neck cancer, stroke, or neuromuscular disease and 20 healthy young were included. Tongue volume, tongue fat …
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