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  • 3D geometric morphometric analysis of variation in the human lumbar spine. [Journal Article]
    Am J Phys Anthropol 2019Lois Zlolniski S, Torres-Tamayo N, … Bastir M
  • CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that sexual dimorphism is an important factor of lumbar spine variation that mainly affects features of lumbar spine robustness (height proportions) and the structure-but not the degree-of its curvature. Differences in lordosis, however, are clearer at the inter-population level. This reflects previous conflicting studies casting doubts on pregnancy as an adaptive factor influencing lordosis. Other factors, for example, shape of the individual lumbar vertebrae and intervertebral discs and their relative proportions within the lumbar spine should be considered when exploring variation in vertebral column morphology.
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