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Title: Influence of sarcopenia on bone health parameters in a group of elderly lebanese men
Authors: Antoun, Amal
Saddick, Hayman
Pinti, Antonio
Nasr, Riad
Watelain, Eric
Lespessailles, Eric
Toumi, Hechmi
Hage, Rawad El 
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Keywords: Bone strength
Lean mass
Prevention of osteoporosis
Issue Date: 2020
Part of: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Start page: 673
End page: 682
Conference: International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (6-8 May 2020 : Granada, Spain) 
Sarcopenia is a disease characterized by the loss of muscle mass and strength. The aim of the current study was to explore the influence of sarcopenia on bone health parameters in a group of elderly Lebanese men. To do so, we compared bone health parameters (Bone Mineral Content (BMC), Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and femoral neck geometry indices) in a group of elderly men with sarcopenia and a group of elderly men with normal Skeletal Muscle mass Index (SMI). 23 sarcopenic men (SMI < 7 kg/m2) and 23 men with normal SMI (>7 kg/m2) participated in our study. Body composition and bone variables were measured by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). DXA measurements were completed for the Whole Body (WB), Lumbar spine (L1–L4), Total Hip (TH) and Femoral Neck (FN). Hip geometry parameters including Cross-Sectional Area (CSA), Cross-Sectional Moment of Inertia (CSMI), section modulus (Z), Strength Index (SI) and Buckling Ratio (BR) were derived by DXA. Age and height were not significantly different between the two groups. Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), lean mass, fat mass, appendicular lean mass, SMI, WB BMC, TH BMD, FN BMD, CSA, CSMI and Z were significantly higher in non-sarcopenic men compared to sarcopenic men. In the whole population, lean mass was the strongest determinant of bone health parameters. After adjusting for lean mass, there were no significant differences regarding bone health parameters between the two groups. In conclusion, the present study suggests that sarcopenia negatively influences bone health parameters in elderly Lebanese men.
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