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Title: Birth weight is an independent determinant of whole body bone mineral content and bone mineral density in a group of Lebanese adolescent girls
Authors: Hage, Rawad El 
Moussa, Elie 
Hammoud, Ahmad
Dandachi, Ghada
Jacob, Christophe 
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Keywords: Bone health
Genetic factors
Subjects: Pediatrics
Middle East
Issue Date: 2010
Part of: Journal of bone and mineral metabolism
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Start page: 360
End page: 363
Abstract: 
The aim of this study was to explore the relation between birth weight and bone mass in a group of adolescent girls. This study included 40 post-menarchal adolescent (aged 13–20 years) girls. Anthropometric characteristics (height and weight) were measured and birth weights were obtained from the obstetric records. Body composition, bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) of the whole body (WB) were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Calculations of the ratio BMC/height and of the bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) were completed for the WB. Birth weight was positively correlated to BMC and to the ratio BMC/height even after adjusting for weight and maturation index (years since menarche). Finally, birth weight was correlated to BMD even after adjusting for weight. In conclusion, this study suggests that birth weight is an independent determinant of whole body BMC and BMD in adolescent girls.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/1683
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Physical Education

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