Is decline in back muscle mass, quality related to kyphosis progression? 4 notes

Megan Wood -   Print  |

A new study investigated the association between mid- and low back muscle mass and kyphosis.

Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, That National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study and Boston University participated in the study.

Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences published the study.

Here are four notes.

1. Researchers leveraged CT scans to measure spinal curvature in 1,087 men and women between the ages of 50 and 85.

2. The study analyzed if the age-related decline in low back muscle mass and quality correlated with worsening of kyphosis.

3. Those adults with smaller and fat-infiltrated muscles in the mid-back had "more accentuated forward curvature of the spine."

4. The researchers concluded age-related decline in mid-back and low back muscle mass and quality did not correlate with kyphosis progression at six-year follow-up.

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