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Overweight children have a greater proportion of fat mass relative to muscle mass in the upper limbs than in the lower limbs: implications for bone strength at the distal forearm

Ducher, Gaele; Bass, Shona L; Naughton, Geraldine A.; Eser, Prisca; Telford, Richard; Daly, Robin M


Background: The influence of adiposity on upper-limb bone strength has rarely been studied in children, despite the high incidence of forearm fractures in this population. Objective: The objective was to compare the influence of muscle and fat tissues on

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.28025


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