Spinal Overload: A Concern for Obese Children and Adolescents?

  title={Spinal Overload: A Concern for Obese Children and Adolescents?},
  author={Ailsa Goulding and R. W. Taylor and Ianthe E Jones and Patrick J. Manning and Sheila M. Williams},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Heavy children require stronger bones than leaner children. The present cross-sectional observational study was undertaken to examine the magnitude of compensatory increases in the spinal bone mineral content (BMC) and area shown by overweight and obese children and adolescents. Vertebral area and BMC of lumbar vertebrae L2–L4 were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in 202 boys and 160 girls aged 3–19 years. Subjects were categorized as of normal weight, overweight or obese using… CONTINUE READING