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Title: Decreased composite indices of femoral neck strength in young obese women
Authors: Berro, Abdel Jalil
Ahmaidi, Said
Pinti, Antonio
Alwan Nassereddine, Abir
Saddik, Hayman
Matta, Joseph
Frenn, Fabienne
Rizkallah, Maroun
Maalouf, Ghassan
Hage, Rawad El 
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Keywords: Bone strength
Fracture risk
Hip geometry
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Part of: Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
Start page: 128
End page: 134
Conference: International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IWBBIO) (6th : 25-27 April 2018 : Spain) 
The aim of the current study was to compare compression strength index (CSI), bending strength index (BSI) and impact strength index (ISI) among obese, overweight and normal-weight young women. 117 young women (20 obese, 36 overweight and 61 normal-weight) whose ages range from 18 to 35 years participated in this study. Body composition and BMD were evaluated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). CSI, BSI and ISI values were significantly lower in obese and overweight women compared to normal-weight women (p < 0.001). In the whole population (n = 117), body mass index (BMI) was negatively correlated to CSI (r = −0.66; p < 0.001), BSI (r = −0.56; p < 0.001) and ISI (r = −0.54; p < 0.001). This study suggests that obesity is associated with lower CSI, BSI and ISI values in young women.
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Type: Conference Paper
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