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

Date

2009

Authors

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

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American Society of Clinical Nutrition

Abstract

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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Keywords: article; body composition; body fat; body weight; bone density; bone mineral; bone strength; child; childhood disease; computer assisted tomography; controlled study; cortical bone; female; human; major clinical study; male; measurement; muscle mass; obes

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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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Journal article

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DOI

10.3945/ajcn.2009.28025

Restricted until

2037-12-31