Effect of diet-induced weight loss on total body bone mass.

@article{Compston1992EffectOD,
  title={Effect of diet-induced weight loss on total body bone mass.},
  author={Juliet E Compston and Margaret Ann Laskey and Peter Ian Croucher and Angela Coxon and S M Kreitzman},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1992},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={429-32}
}
1. Total body areal bone mineral density was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in eight women before and 10 weeks after a very-low-calorie diet [405 kcal (1701 kJ)/day]. 2. The mean weight loss of 15.6 kg was accompanied by a statistically significant reduction in total body bone mineral density from 1.205 +/- 0.056 to 1.175 +/- 0.058 g/cm2 (mean +/- SD, P less than 0.005). 3. After cessation of the diet, weight gradually increased and by 10 months was similar to baseline values… CONTINUE READING
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