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Title: Influence of Weight Status on Hip Geometry in Lebanese Elderly Women
Authors: Nasr, Riad
Watelain, Eric
Pinti, Antonio
Hage, Rawad El 
Maalouf, Ghassan
Zakhem, Eddy 
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Issue Date: 2015
Conference: ACAPS International Congress (16th : 26-28 october 2015 : Nantes,France) 
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of weight status on hip geometry and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of proximal Femur in a group of Lebanese elderly women. 437 Elderly Lebanese women [75.4 ± 4.7 years] were allocated to either of 3 groups: 141 obese, 192 overweight and 104 normal-weight according to body mass index (BMI) values (WHO, 2000). The BMD of the neck femur, the BMD of the total hip region and the hip geometrical indices [cross-sectional area, cross-sectional moment of inertia, femur strength index, and hip axis length] were measured by DXA. In conclusion, this study suggests that in elderly women, obesity is associated with higher hip bone mineral density values, and greater hip geometric indices of bone strength.
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Physical Education

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