Body mass index as a predictor of fracture risk: A meta-analysis

  title={Body mass index as a predictor of fracture risk: A meta-analysis},
  author={C. E. D. H. de Laet and J. A. Kanis and Anders Od{\'e}n and H. Johanson and Olof Johnell and Pierre Delmas and John A. Eisman and Heikki Kroger and Seiko Fujiwara and Patrick Garnero and Eugene V. McCloskey and Dan Mellstrom and L. J. Melton 3rd and Pierre Jean Meunier and Huibert A. P. Pols and Jonathan Reeve and A. J. Silman and A. M. Tenenhouse},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Low body mass index (BMI) is a well-documented risk factor for future fracture. The aim of this study was to quantify this effect and to explore the association of BMI with fracture risk in relation to age, gender and bone mineral density (BMD) from an international perspective using worldwide data. We studied individual participant data from almost 60,000 men and women from 12 prospective population-based cohorts comprising Rotterdam, EVOS/EPOS, CaMos, Rochester, Sheffield, Dubbo, EPIDOS… CONTINUE READING