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Bone and Muscle Ageing Project Management Group

The Bone and Muscle Ageing Project Management Group (BMAPMG) is part of the operational structure of LHA and NSHD and responsible to the Director. It has been established for the purpose of maximising the scientific potential of the new NSHD data on bone and muscle structure and function that have been collected in the recent NSHD clinic data collection.

muscle_bone_group.jpgProject Management group (external members):

  • Professor Judith Adams, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Manchester
  • Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, Consultant Geriatrician, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton University
  • Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director and Professor of Rheumatology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton University
  • Dr Kate Ward, Lead scientist, Nutrition and Bone Health, MRC Human Nutrition Research 

Data collected at 60-64 years:

DXA bone density and body composition scans: hip (total, femoral neck, trochanter, Ward’s), lumbar spine (L1-4), whole body and region BMD, fat and lean mass, vertebral fracture assessment, aortic calcification score

pQCT scans of radius (at 4% and 50% sites): trabecular and cortical BMD, cortical, muscle and fat area, endosteal and periosteal circumference, stress strain index,  moment of inertia.