Sumary of Lower appendicular skeletal muscle mass linked to lower BMD, higher osteoporosis risk:
- Back to Healio People with diabetes and less appendicular skeletal muscle mass are more likely to have lower bone mineral density in the lumbar spine, hip and femoral neck and are at a greater risk for osteoporosis, according to study data.
- Youjin Pan, MD, and Jing Xu, MD, of the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China, wrote that appendicular skeletal muscle mass adjusted by height may be used as a predictor for osteoporosis in people with diabetes.
- Source: Adobe Stock “To our knowledge, this is the first report showing a direct association between appendicular skeletal muscle mass adjusted by height and BMD and osteoporosis in type 2 diabetes,” the researchers wrote in a study published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.
- “Appendicular skeletal muscle mass adjusted by height might be a simple predictor of BMD in patients with type 2 diabetes.
- The researchers then calculated appendicular skeletal muscle mass adjusted by height to correct for each participants’ body size.
- The BMD of men was higher than woman in the lumbar spine (T-score, 1.073 vs.
- Appendicular skeletal muscle mass and appendicular skeletal muscle mass adjusted by height were higher in men vs.
- Having a higher appendicular skeletal muscle mass adjusted by height was correlated with greater lumbar spine BMD, femoral neck BMD and total hip BMD in both men and women.