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Neck muscle cross-sectional area, brain volume and cognition in healthy older men; a cohort study

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http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/13/20
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Abstract

Two important consequences of the normal ageing process are sarcopenia (the age-related loss of muscle mass and function) and age-related cognitive decline. Existing data support positive relationships between muscle function, cognition and brain structure. However, studies investigating these relationships at older ages are lacking and rarely include a measure of muscle size. Here we test whether neck muscle size is positively associated with cognition and brain structure in older men.

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