In obese postmenopausal women, bone microarchitecture and strength are not commensurate to greater body weight. The OFELY study

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 02/12/2013

Obesity is associated with higher areal bone density (aBMD) but its protective effect on the risk of fracture is controversial. The authors aimed to analyse bone microarchitecture and biomechanical properties in obese (OB) postmenopausal French women compared with normal weight (NW) women. They conclude that higher absolute values of bone densities, cortical and trabecular architecture and strength indices were not in proportion to the excess of BMI and particularly of FM in obese postmenopausal French women.

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