Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9509

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Krista Casazza

Krista Casazza

Birmingham, AL 35233

  • Research Article
    Quantity Does Not Reflect Quality- Musculoskeletal Health in Obese Peri- Pubertal Girls
    Author(s): Krista CasazzaKrista Casazza

    Recent studies have challenged the traditionally accepted view that obesity is beneficial to the growing skeleton. Despite having greater bone mineral content (BMC) and lean mass when assessed by dual X-ray energy absorptiometry (DXA), compromise in skeletal integrity (i.e. fracture, joint pain) are increasingly being reported in the pediatric population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between absolute quantitative (mass) and qualitative aspects of bone and muscle (cortical and trabecular density, muscle and marrow density, and stress strain index; SSI) in obese peri-pubertal girls ages 7-11 years. Mass (bone, fat and lean) was assessed by DXA and density, strength and fatty infiltration was evaluated by peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT). pQCT scans were performed at 4% and 66% of radius length as well as 66% of the tibia length. All girl.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000157

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