Sex-specific associations between soft tissue body composition and bone mineral density among older adults.

@article{Kirchengast2012SexspecificAB,
  title={Sex-specific associations between soft tissue body composition and bone mineral density among older adults.},
  author={Sylvia Kirchengast and Johannes Huber},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={206-13}
}
AIM This paper examines sex specific associations between soft tissue body composition (lean and fat mass) and bone mineral density among older adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred and eighty-two subjects (152 females and 130 males) aged 60-92 years ((x))= 71.9 ± 7.9) were enrolled. Body composition of the whole body and bone density (BMD) of the whole body and the femoral neckwere measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Body mass index (BMI), relative appendicular skeletal muscle… CONTINUE READING