Body composition parameters in healthy Brazilian women differ from white, black, and Hispanic American women reference range.

@article{Sousa2013BodyCP,
  title={Body composition parameters in healthy Brazilian women differ from white, black, and Hispanic American women reference range.},
  author={Maria das Graças Barbosa Sousa and Marcelo M Pinheiro and Vera L{\'u}cia Szejnfeld and Charlles Heldan de Moura Castro},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          360-367
        }
}
Body composition (BC) seems to vary between populations, suggesting the need for regional reference data. The objective of this study was to determine BC in Brazilian women. Five hundred healthy non-black Brazilian women aged 20 yr or older were included. Women with fractures, chronic diseases, medications affecting bone and mineral metabolism, coronary… CONTINUE READING