Paraspinal muscle morphology and composition: a 15-yr longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Fortin2014ParaspinalMM,
  title={Paraspinal muscle morphology and composition: a 15-yr longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Maryse Fortin and Tapio Videman and Laura E Gibbons and Michele Crites Batti{\'e}},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={893-901}
}
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to define the natural progression of age-related changes of the lumbar paraspinal muscles during adulthood and to investigate the influence of lifestyle and individual factors (e.g., physical activity levels at work and leisure, body mass index, and low back pain [LBP]). METHODS This population-based longitudinal study included a sample of 99 adult male twins. Data were collected through a structured interview, physical examination, and magnetic… CONTINUE READING