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|Title:||Lumbar Spine Bone Mineral Density in Obese, Overweight, and Normal-Weight Lebanese Postmenopausal Women||Authors:||Hage, Rawad El
|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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