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

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

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.


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Name: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
ISSN: 1872-6976
Pages: 21-26


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