Researchers have long been aware of the correlation between the loss of bone density and muscle mass as part of the aging process. There has been little research into how the inside and outer layers of bone microstructure is affected by muscle tissue. A recent Mayo Clinic study focused on "evidence supporting the highly integrated nature of skeletal muscle and bone," says lead author Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center of Aging at Mayo Clinic.
In the video below, Dr. LeBrasseur discusses the study and the team's findings, which could be used to better identify people at higher risk for falls and fractures.
Read the full article on PubMed.