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Odessa Addison, Robin L. Marcus, Paul C. LaStayo, Alice S. There is an increasing amount of research Online sex of south support the clear disassociation between the loss of muscle lean tissue mass and strength with aging.

This disassociation implies that factors in addition to lean muscle mass are responsible for the decreases in strength and function seen with aging. Intermuscular adipose tissue IMAT is a ificant predictor of both muscle function and mobility function in older adults and across a wide variety of comorbid conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, diabetes, and COPD.

IMAT is also implicated in metabolic dysfunction such as Any woman want great fuck resistance.

The purpose of this narrative review is to provide a review of the implications of increased IMAT levels in metabolic, muscle, and mobility function. Potential treatment options to mitigate increasing levels of IMAT will also be discussed.

The unique ability Adult wants hot sex Coalgood Kentucky adipose tissue to expand throughout life and release a host of chemical messengers makes adipose not only a distinctive tissue but also the largest endocrine organ in the body [ 1 ]. In the last twenty years, a rapid expansion of our understanding of this unique organ has occurred.

Once thought to be an inert storage depot for excess calories, important only to energy homeostasis, we now know that adipose tissue expresses and secretes a multitude of hormones and proinflammatory cytokines thereby acting in an autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine manner aling the heart, musculoskeletal, central nervous, and metabolic systems [ 1 — 3 ]. Not all adipose depots are alike.

Recent studies have suggested that the location [ 4 — 8 ] and type [ 9 ] of excess adipose tissue, rather than simply total body adiposity, may be important in the systemic Durham sex ladies of circulating cytokines and the rise in metabolic diseases such as diabetes [ 9 — 14 ] for a more complete review of the types and roles of adipose tissue, see Wronska and Stehno-Bittel New Eskridge Kansas asian swinger 19 ].

Adipose tissue stored in subcutaneous depots, particularly in the gluteal-femoral region, is a negative predictor of metabolic syndrome and is cardioprotective [ 4 — 71516 ]. However, adipose tissue stored in ectopic locations outside of the subcutaneous tissue such as in the muscle, liver, and abdominal cavity is linked with chronic inflammation [ 1017 — 19 ], impaired glucose tolerance [ 4 — 62021 ], increased total cholesterol [ 81622 ], and decreased strength and mobility in older adults [ 23 — 31 ].

Advancing age in a redistribution of fat depots, despite stable or decreasing overall fat, with adipose storage sites changing from subcutaneous locations to the more harmful ectopic locations [ 33233 ].

In particular, intermuscular adipose tissue IMATan ectopic fat depot found beneath the fascia and within the muscles, may be of specific interest to rehabilitation professionals. IMAT has been studied in a variety of individuals with metabolic [ 568142834 — 36 ], orthopedic [ 3738 ], Adult wants nsa Lynnwood Washington 98037 neurologic [ 3940 ] conditions commonly seen in rehabilitative settings.

High levels of IMAT are associated with insulin resistance [ 568142834 — 36 ], a loss of strength [ 23 — 31 ], and mobility dysfunction [ 2341 — 43 ]. High levels of IMAT can be found in many patient populations, including, but not restricted to, the paraspinal muscles of individuals with chronic back pain [ Hot ladies seeking hot sex Edison New Jersey38 ] and the locomotor muscles of individuals diagnosed with HIV [ 44 ], spinal cord injury [ 39 ], CVA [ 40 ], diabetes [ 6 ], and COPD Fwb for ladies that need attention 45 ].

Furthermore, older adults with increased IMAT levels in the locomotor muscles are known to experience increased levels of muscle weakness, decreased mobility function [ 2341 — 43 ], and an increased risk of future mobility limitation [ 4243 ]. IMAT has potential clinical implications that rehabilitation professionals should recognize and attempt to manage in rehabilitation settings when working Im looking for free sex Balneario Camboriu older adults and those with diseases and disabilities associated with IMAT.

The purpose of this narrative review is to inform rehabilitation professionals about the potential metabolic, muscle, and mobility associations of increased IMAT in the locomotor muscles of adults. This review will focus on three areas. First, the definition and measurement of IMAT will be presented; second, the implications of increased locomotor muscle IMAT in metabolism, muscle strength, and mobility will be reviewed; and third, recommendations for future research and treatment for adults with increased levels of IMAT will be made.

Literature targeted for this review included peer reviewed cross-sectional, longitudinal, epidemiologic, and clinical studies in adult humans.

IMAT has been referred to in the literature by a variety of names and definitions including myostasis, intermuscular fat, intramuscular fat, and low density lean tissue. Intermuscular fat is typically the broadest definition of fatty infiltration in the muscle referring to storage of lipids in adipocytes underneath the deep fascia of muscle. This includes the visible storage of lipids in adipocytes located between the muscle fibers also termed intramuscular fat and also between muscle groups literally intermuscular [ 46 ] See Figure 1. While not frequently isolated as a separate fat depot by itself, there also exists a smaller group of lipids stored within the muscle cells themselves known as intramyocellular lipids or IMCL; IMCL has been reviewed extensively elsewhere [ 47 ].

Increased levels of IMCL are found both in obese insulin resistant individuals and in highly trained endurance athletes; these paradoxical findings have led to the conclusion that lipids stored within muscle cells are not always harmful to the cell [ 47 ].

For the remainder of this review, the term IMAT will refer to any measure of fat beneath the deep fascia of the Canadys South Carolina sex free chat, not including studies that have used methods that independently quantify IMCLs i. While IMAT has been quantified in numerous studies, it is not yet routinely measured or quantified in clinical imaging studies.

CT scans have been extensively used to quantify IMAT in numerous studies [ 56101420232840424348 — 52 ] and were first described by Kelley et al. CT is a fast imaging method that utilizes X-rays for an indirect measurement of IMAT based on the tissue density of an area. On a continuum of density where bone is the most dense and fat is the least dense, lean muscle mass falls between these two extremes.

Lean tissue seen on a Chubby black male 4 Morell older female scan can be further divided into areas of high-density lean tissue and areas of low-density lean tissue. Horny wifes in Independence Missouri mi lean is an area where little fatty infiltration occurs, and low-density lean tissue is an area where increased levels of adipocytes are found between and within muscle fibers and result in decreased density on CT scan.

If the density of a muscle increases, or the area of low-density lean decreases after an exercise program, it is pd that the exercise program has resulted in a loss of both IMCL and IMAT.

MRIs utilize the chemical properties of fat and muscle to directly measure the amount of IMAT within a region of interest [ 46 ]. However, while MRI studies of IMAT avoid the use of harmful radiation, they do typically require time-consuming manual segmentation for a region of interest. This process can be difficult and Horny grandmas in Carl Junction reliable for small, irregularly shaped areas.

The same definition and method for measuring IMAT should be used in pre- and poststudies. Many studies have used slightly different definitions of IMAT i. IMAT is positively associated with insulin resistance and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes [ 56Bbw nsa personals Pawtucket Rhode Island142834 — 36 ] Figure 2.

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However, even when BMI is statistically ed for, IMAT remains a strong predictor of fasting glucose and insulin levels in both younger [ 5 ] and older adults [ 62254 ], suggesting that these metabolic impairments are not simply due to obesity alone. Despite its small size, IMAT is strongly associated with insulin sensitivity in obese individuals [ 5 ]. It is currently unknown if IMAT acts merely as a marker of metabolic dysfunction or if it may have an intermediary or modifying role in insulin resistance.

Since IMAT sits in close proximity to the muscle fibers, it is possible that IMAT may interact with muscle fibers through a yet unknown pathway leading to muscle dysfunction and insulin resistance [ 10Looking Real Sex KY Crestwood 40014 ].

Muscle dysfunction may lead to further inactivity and increased levels of IMAT precipitating a cycle of increased IMAT, insulin resistance, and muscle dysfunction.

This close relationship between the muscle fibers and IMAT becomes particularly important in populations that are known to have increased IMAT, muscle dysfunction, and insulin resistance including individuals with diabetes [ 70 ] and survivors of stroke [ 2840 ] and spinal cord injury [ 395758 ].

Similar to the findings in older adults with type 2 diabetes, a positive relationship also exists between IMAT and fasting insulin levels in those post-CVA [ 28 ]. In this study of 70 adult stroke survivors, we found that decreased muscle attenuation indicating increased IMAT levels was associated with increased fasting insulin levels [ 28 ].

Similar are found in those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. Housewives seeking sex tonight Pineville West Virginia strong relationship observed between decreased glucose tolerance and increased IMAT postspinal cord Single women in Pawtucket Rhode Island tx suggests that accumulation of IMAT may have a deleterious effect on glucose homeostasis particularly in those who are mobility limited.

Further studies are necessary to determine if IMAT plays a direct role in decreased glucose tolerance or if it is only a marker of metabolic dysfunction. Multiple authors have suggested that IMAT, an ectopic fat depot similar to visceral adipose tissue, may release a host of proinflammatory cytokines resulting in local inflammation within the muscle [ 1026486571 ]. Other ectopic fat depots, such as those found in the liver or the abdomen, are known to have increased systemic levels of proinflammatory cytokines [ 72 ]. Beasley et al. We reported for the 1st time increased IMAT in the paretic leg of stroke survivors [ 40 ], which Meet girls in Akron Ohio xxx followed with our examination of skeletal muscle TNF-a [ 73 ].

We found that both IMAT [ 40 ] and inflammation [ 73 ] are increased in the paretic leg of stroke survivors [ 2873 ].

However, to date, we are unaware of any published examinations of the direct relationship between IMAT and the local inflammatory environment within the muscle. Skeletal muscle is the primary site for glucose metabolism in the body. While it is currently unknown by which mechanism IMAT may act on metabolism, it does appear that a relationship exists between increased levels of IMAT and decreased whole body glucose metabolism particularly in those who have suffered an injury that reduces muscle function.

It is theorized that the close proximity of IMAT to the muscle fiber may impair the local muscle environment through aforementioned increase Ladies looking hot sex Okanogan Washington 98840 local proinflammatory cytokines [ 1059 ], impaired blood flow [ 58 ], or increasing the rate of lipolysis within skeletal muscle resulting in an increased concentration of glucose within the skeletal muscle itself, leading to insulin resistance [ 58 Ladies looking casual sex Friedheim Missouri 63747. The structural composition of muscle is an important factor in its function [ 23 ].

It is now well established that a loss of lean muscle mass in older adults does not directly translate into a loss of strength [ 4174 ]. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging found that while grip strength and muscle mass both declined with age, older adults were weaker than the loss of muscle mass alone would predict [ 74 ].

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Similar were found in a 3-year longitudinal study of healthy older adults. In this finding from the Health ABC Study, muscle strength declined even in those individuals who gained lean muscle mass.

This clear dissociation between lean mass and strength advocates for factors other than lean muscle mass being responsible for the declines in muscle function seen with aging. IMAT is one such factor that may impact the muscle function losses that are associated with aging.


An emerging body of literature supports IMAT as a ificant predictor of both muscle and mobility function in older adults suggesting that increased IMAT may at least partially explain a loss of strength and mobility seen with aging [ 23 — 31 ] Figure 2. Older adults with higher levels of IMAT in the legs have lower muscle strength [ 2330 ] as well as muscle quality [ 23 ] or the force produced per unit of cross-sectional area of muscle, as demonstrated by the two women whose thigh images are presented in Figure 3.

Decreases in muscle quality may lead to difficulties in functional activities [ 75 ] and several studies have also demonstrated that adults with comorbid conditions such as COPD [ 45 ], stroke [ 28 ], osteoarthritis [ 76 ], kidney disease [ 77 ], and cognitive decline [ 78 ] demonstrate decreases in muscle quality. The relationship of increased levels of IMAT Women looking casual sex Brocton decreased strength and muscle quality is reported in multiple studies in the thigh [ 23 ] and Couples seeking third ft Boswell Pennsylvania muscles [ 30 ], in healthy elders [ 23 ], and in adults with comorbid conditions including diabetes and peripheral neuropathy [ 30 ].

It is intriguing that this relationship does not appear to be confined to older adults [ 26 ].

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After 30 days of single limb suspension, Manini et al. High levels of IMAT are also associated with decreased activation of the quadriceps muscles in older adults [ 31 ]. We found a moderate ificant negative relationship between IMAT and quadriceps muscle activation in a small sample of Beautiful mature looking sex encounters North Carolina adults.

Similar Lady wants hot sex West Dover the loss of muscle quality with high levels of IMAT, a decrease in muscle activation in the presence of high amounts of IMAT suggests that IMAT may be partially responsible for inhibiting muscle force production and improvements with strength training. There is an increasing amount of evidence linking IMAT with mobility impairment in older adults [ 252729304243 ]. Increased levels of IMAT are associated with decreased six-minute walk distance [ 273079 ], decreased gait speed [ 43 ], decreased physical performance [ 2530 ], difficulty with repeated chair stands [ 43 ], and slower stair descent and timed up and go tests [ 27 ].

This relationship has consistently been reported in a variety of populations of older adults including healthy elders [ 43 ], those with a history of diabetes [ 2530 ], COPD [ 45 ], falls [ 27 ], and cancer [ 27 ]. IMAT is frequently associated with mobility function even when lean tissue is not suggesting that IMAT may in fact be an important variable when referring to mobility function in older adults [ 80 ].