Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Age Typical Associations between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Bone Mass among Healthy Women

Sylvia Kirchengast1* and Johannes Huber2
1Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
2Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Vienna, University Währinger Gurtel 18-20 A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Corresponding author : Sylvia Kirchengast
Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 15, 2013 Accepted: April 12, 2013 Published: April 17, 2013
Citation: Kirchengast S, Huber J (2013) Age Typical Associations between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Bone Mass among Healthy Women. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000104

Abstract

Age Typical Associations between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Bone Mass among Healthy Women

Human body composition changes through the process of ageing. Beside a well documented increase in fat mass, bone mass and muscle mass decline progressively, resulting in pathologically deceased skeletal muscle mass, i.e. sarcopenia and osteoporosis, in the worst case. Both reduced bone density and reduced muscle mass have dramatic consequences, such as impaired functional performance, increased risk of falls, and consequently, an increased risk of fragility fractures.

Keywords: Bone density; Bone mass; Body composition; Sacropenia

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