Is Childhood Obesity Associated with Bone Density and Strength in Adulthood?

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dc.contributor.author Uusi-Rasi, Kirsti -
dc.contributor.author Kannus, Pekka -
dc.contributor.author Pasanen, Matti -
dc.contributor.author Sievänen, Harri -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:14:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-15 09:58:06 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:14:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010 -
dc.identifier.issn 2042-0064 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/65965
dc.description Hindawi Open access -
dc.description.abstract Associations between childhood obesity and adult bone traits were assessed among 62 obese premenopausal women, of which 12 had been obese since childhood (ObC), and 50 had gained excess weight in adulthood (ObA). Body composition and bone mineral content (BMC) of the total body, spine, and proximal femur were assessed with DXA. Total cross-sectional area and cortical (diaphyseal CoD) and trabecular (epiphyseal TrD) bone density of the radius and tibia were measured with pQCT. Compared to ObA-group, ObC-group was 5.2 cm taller having 2.5 and 3.5 kg more lean and fat mass, respectively. Depending on the statistical adjustment, ObC-group had 5–10% greater TrD both in tibia and in radius. The remaining bone traits did not significantly differ between the groups. Current preliminary observations bring up an interesting question whether childhood obesity can result in denser trabecular bone in adulthood. However, prudence must be exercised in the statistical adjustment. -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.title Is Childhood Obesity Associated with Bone Density and Strength in Adulthood? -
dc.type fi=Artikkeli aikakauslehdessä | en=Journal article| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:uta-3-721 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.4061/2010/904806 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Kirurgia, anestesiologia, tehohoito, radiologia | en=Surgery, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care| -
dc.journal.title Journal of Osteoporosis -
dc.journal.volume 2010 -
dc.journal.number 904806 -
dc.journal.volumepagerange 1-7 -
dc.oldstats 60 -

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