Relationship of fat mass and serum estradiol with lower extremity bone in persons with chronic spinal cord injury.

@article{Bauman2006RelationshipOF,
  title={Relationship of fat mass and serum estradiol with lower extremity bone in persons with chronic spinal cord injury.},
  author={William A. Bauman and Ann M Spungen and Jack Wang and Richard N Pierson and Ernest Schwartz},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={290 6},
  pages={E1098-103}
}
In the spinal cord injury (SCI) population, a relationship between adiposity and leg bone has not been reported, nor one between serum estradiol and leg bone mass. A cross-sectional, comparative study of 10 male pairs of monozygotic twins discordant for SCI was performed. Relationships were determined among bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC), lean mass, fat mass, and serum sex steroids. In the twins with SCI, significant relationships were evident between leg BMD or BMC with… CONTINUE READING