Bone strength index in adolescent girls: does physical activity make a difference?

  title={Bone strength index in adolescent girls: does physical activity make a difference?},
  author={David A. Greene and Geraldine Naughton and Julie N Briody and Andrew Kemp and Helen J. Woodhead and Larry Corrigan},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={622-7; discussion 627}
BACKGROUND Bone strength index (BSI) combines bone mineral and bone biomechanical properties to measure resistance to bending. This index may have greater clinical significance than the more often described markers of bone mineral content (BMC), areal density, or geometry alone and, in turn, may show a stronger relation to fracture risk. The BSI is the product of volumetric cortical bone mineral density (BMD) and cross sectional moment of inertia within a region of interest. Calculations… CONTINUE READING
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