Adipose tissue infiltration in skeletal muscle of healthy elderly men: relationships with body composition, insulin resistance, and inflammation at the systemic and tissue level.

@article{Zoico2010AdiposeTI,
  title={Adipose tissue infiltration in skeletal muscle of healthy elderly men: relationships with body composition, insulin resistance, and inflammation at the systemic and tissue level.},
  author={Elena Zoico and Andrea Petronio Rossi and Vincenzo Di Francesco and Anna Sepe and Debora Olioso and Francesca Pizzini and Francesco Fantin and Ottavio Bosello and Luciano Cominacini and Tamara B. Harris and Mauro Zamboni},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={295-9}
}
BACKGROUND Association between inflammatory markers and intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) has been reported. We hypothesized that subclinical inflammation of adipose tissue surrounding and infiltrating muscle could be related to the metabolic and functional abnormalities of the "aging muscle." METHODS In 20 healthy elderly men undergoing elective vertebral surgery, IMAT within erector spinae was evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging and body composition by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry… CONTINUE READING