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Bone mineral density and anthropometric measures in normal and osteoporotic men.

Authors
  • Pacini, S
  • Aterini, S
  • Ruggiero, M
  • Gulisano, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Italian journal of anatomy and embryology = Archivio italiano di anatomia ed embriologia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
104
Issue
4
Pages
195–200
Identifiers
PMID: 10684183
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In an ethnically homogeneous men population living in Tuscany, Italy, the relationship between age, height, body weight and bone mineral density were studied. In 50 men bone mineral density was measured by Dual Energy X ray Absorptiometry (DEXA). 13 subjects (26%) were osteoporotic. Age and bone mineral density were not related (R2 = 0.052). Bone mineral density was associated with body weight (R2 = 0.303), and height (R2 = 0.155). In osteoporotic men, mean (+/- SD) body weight was Kg. 65.8 +/- 11.2, lower than that recorded in non osteoporotic men, Kg. 77.3 +/- 10.2, (p = 0.0013). Age in osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic men did not differ (53.8 +/- 13.6 yrs and 60.9 +/- 11.8 yrs, respectively; p = 0.077). In conclusion, anthropometric factors, as predictors of bone disease, behave differently in women and men.

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