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Title: Bone mineral content and density in obese, overweight and normal weight adolescent boys
Authors: Hage, Zaher El
Theunynck, Denis
Jacob, Christophe 
Moussa, Elie 
Baddoura, Rafic
Zunquin, Gautier
Hage, Rawad El 
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Keywords: Body composition
Body mass index
Bone health
DXA
Subjects: Adolescence
Issue Date: 2013
Part of: Lebanese medical journal
Volume: 61
Issue: 3
Start page: 148
End page: 154
Abstract: 
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to compare bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) in obese, overweight and normal weight adolescent boys. METHODS & RESULTS : This study included 23 obese, 19 overweight and 25 normal weight adolescents (aged 14-20 years) boys. The three groups (obese, overweight and normal weight) were matched for age and maturation index. Body composition, BMC and BMD were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The expressions whole body (WB) BMC/height and WB BMD/height were used to adjust for WB bone size. BMAD was calculated for the WB. WB BMC, WB BMC/height, total hip (TH) BMD, femoral neck (FN) BMD and ultra distal (UD) radius BMD were higher in obese and overweight boys in comparison to normal weight boys (p < 0.05). WB BMAD was lower in obese boys in comparison to overweight and normal weight boys (p < 0.05). After adjustment for either weight or lean mass, obese boys displayed lower WB BMC, WB BMC/height and WB BMD values in comparison to overweight and normal weight boys (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION : This study suggests that WB BMC, WB BMC/height and WB BMD do not adapt to the increased body weight in obese adolescent boys.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/1691
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Type: Journal Article
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