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Title: Lumbar Spine Bone Mineral Density in Obese, Overweight, and Normal-Weight Lebanese Postmenopausal Women
Authors: Hage, Rawad El 
Bachour, Falah
Khairallah, Walid
Issa, Majed
Eid, Roy
Gemma, Adib
Maalouf, Ghassan
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Issue Date: 2014
Part of: Journal of clinical densitometry
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Start page: 215
End page: 216
Abstract: 
The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide and in Lebanon (1–4). Although obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, it may prevent osteoporosis, which is very common in postmenopausal women (1–7). In fact, body mass index (BMI) is a positive predictor of hip bone mineral density (BMD) and a negative predictor of fracture risk at the femoral neck in postmenopausal women (5–7). However, the relation between BMI and lumbar spine BMD in postmenopausal women is not completely elucidated.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/2213
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Physical Education

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