Anthropometrics, bone mineral density, and dietary intake in a group of young adult females

Jeannemarie M. Beiseigel, Sharon M Nickols

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Abstract

Associations between anthropometric, body composition, and dietary intake and measures of bone mineral density (BMD) in young-adult females were explored. Positive associations were found between body weight and TB (p <.05), lumbar spine (LS) (L2-L4, p <.01), and total proximal femur (TPF) BMD (p <.0001); body mass index and LS (p <.05), TPF (p <.0001), and total forearm BMD (p <.01); FFST mass and TB (p <.001), LS (p <.01), and TPF BMD (p <.0001), and fat mass and LS (p <.05) and TPF BMD (p <.01). LS BMD had negative associations with protein, magnesium, and iron intake (all p <.05). Average vitamin D intake had a positive association with ultradistal forearm BMD (p <.01). Findings support the positive influence of body weight and soft-tissue mass on BMD in young adult females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-423
Number of pages20
JournalFamily and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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