Bone density estimates and risk factors for osteoporosis in young women
AbstractThe bone mineral density [BMD] of the calcaneus was estimated in 185 young women from the United Arab Emirates, using SAHARA ultrasound. All participants completed a questionnaire on factors potentially associated with osteoporosis. In all, 29 [15.7%] of the women were classified as having osteopenia and none as having osteoporosis. Participants with osteopenia were more likely to have had a later onset of menarche, irregular periods, lower body mass index, and a positive family history of osteoporosis. Only late menarche and low body mass index, however, were independent predictors of osteopenia
Saadi, H.F., Reed, R.L., Carter, A.O., Qazaq, H.S. & Al Suhaili, A.R. (2001). Bone density estimates and risk factors for osteoporosis in young women. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119081
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (4-5), 730-737, 2001
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