Relationships among body mass, its components, and bone.

  title={Relationships among body mass, its components, and bone.},
  author={Ian R Reid},
  volume={31 5},
Body weight impacts on both bone turnover and bone density, and is therefore an important risk factor for vertebral and hip fractures, ranking in importance alongside that of age. The effect of body weight is probably contributed to by both fat mass and lean mass, although in postmenopausal women fat mass has been more consistently demonstrated to be important. A number of mechanisms for the fat-bone relationship exist and include the effect of soft tissue mass on skeletal loading, the… CONTINUE READING
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