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Body mass index and physical activity in relation to the incidence of hip fracture in postmenopausal women

Armstrong, Miranda E; Spencer, Elizabeth; Cairns, Benjamin J; Banks, Emily; Pirie, Kirstin; Green, Jane; Wright, F; Reeves, Gillian K; Beral, Valerie; Million Women Study, Collaborators


Hip fracture risk is known to increase with physical inactivity and decrease with obesity, but there is little information on their combined effects. We report on the separate and combined effects of body mass index (BMI) and physical activity on hospital admissions for hip fracture among postmenopausal women in a large prospective UK study. Baseline information on body size, physical activity, and other relevant factors was collected in 1996-2001, and participants were followed for incident...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.315


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