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Title: The influence of obesity and overweight on hip bone mineral density in lebanese women
Authors: Hage, Rawad El 
Bachour, Falah
Khairallah, Walid
Bedran, Farid
Maalouf, Naim
Zakhem, Eddy 
Issa, Majed
Gemma, Adib
Maalouf, Ghassan
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Issue Date: 2014
Part of: Journal of clinical densitometry
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Start page: 216
End page: 217
The prevalence of obesity and overweight is increasing worldwide (1–3). In Lebanon, Sibai et al (3) have found that the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adult women (aged 20 yr and older) was 49.4% and 14.3%, respectively. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (1–3). However, there is some evidence to suggest that obesity and overweight are associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) values and lower incidence of fractures especially at the hip (4,5).
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Type: Journal Article
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