Reciprocal relations of subcutaneous and visceral fat to bone structure and strength.

@article{Gilsanz2009ReciprocalRO,
  title={Reciprocal relations of subcutaneous and visceral fat to bone structure and strength.},
  author={Vicente Gilsanz and James Stewart Chalfant and Ashley O. Mo and David Choen Lee and Frederick J. Dorey and Steven D. Mittelman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 9},
  pages={3387-93}
}
CONTEXT Increased body fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic disease, yet it is uncertain whether obesity protects against osteoporosis or adiposity is harmful to bone. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess whether the pattern of adipose tissue deposition influences bone structure and strength. DESIGN The relations between sc and visceral adiposity and the cross-sectional dimensions and polar and principal moments of the femur in 100 healthy women ages 15 to 25 years… CONTINUE READING
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