Bone loss accompanying voluntary weight loss in obese humans.

  title={Bone loss accompanying voluntary weight loss in obese humans.},
  author={Louise Bering Jensen and F Quaade and Ole Helmer S\orensen},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={9 4},
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry was performed in 51 obese patients before and after 15 weeks on a low-calorie diet. Of these patients 39 were scanned 6 months later. Total and regional body bone mineral, fat mass, and fat free mass were measured. In the control group, 9 normal volunteers were scanned with up to 23 kg lard distributed anteriorly, and 9 volunteers were scanned with 15 kg lard posteriorly. The lard was then gradually removed to simulate the fat loss found in the patient group. In… CONTINUE READING


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