Determinants of total body and regional bone mineral density in normal postmenopausal women--a key role for fat mass.

Abstract

In order to determine which clinical, anthropometric, dietary, and biochemical variables are independent predictors of total and regional bone mineral density (BMD) in normal postmenopausal women, a cross-sectional study of 140 normal postmenopausal women has been carried out. Subjects were white, aged 45-71 yr (mean 58 yr), and had no history of disorders… (More)

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