Soft tissue body composition differences in monozygotic twins discordant for spinal cord injury.

@article{Spungen2000SoftTB,
  title={Soft tissue body composition differences in monozygotic twins discordant for spinal cord injury.},
  author={Ann M Spungen and Jack Wang and Richard N Pierson and William A. Bauman},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={1310-5}
}
To determine the effect of paralysis on body composition, eight pairs of male monozygotic twins, one twin in each pair with paraplegia, were studied by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Significant loss of total body lean tissue mass was found in the paralyzed twins compared with their able-bodied co-twins: 47.5 +/- 6. 7 vs. 60.1 +/- 7.8 (SD) kg (P < 0.005). Regionally, arm lean tissue mass was not different between the twin pairs, whereas trunk and leg lean tissue masses were significantly… CONTINUE READING

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