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Lean Mass and Not Fat Mass Is Associated With Male Proximal Femur Strength

By Thomas G Travison, Andre B Araujo, Gretchen R Esche, Thomas J Beck and John B McKinlay


Obesity is suspected to confer protection against fracture, but evidence is mixed. We examined proximal femur geometry and body composition measures in a diverse group of 1171 men (30–79 yr of age). Analyses showed that nonbone lean mass, but not fat mass, is independently associated with measures of proximal femur density, axial and bending strength, and resistance to buckling

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Publisher: Amer Soc Bone & Mineral Res.
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