Proximal Femur Mechanical Adaptation to Weight Gain in Late Adolescence: A Six-Year Longitudinal Study

JBMR-115.pngWeight gain leading to obesity often starts in adolescence, yet little is known about its effects on bone. We used longitudinal data to examine the effects of weight gain in adolescence (from 17 to 22 years of age) on proximal femur bone mineral density, geometry, and estimates of bending strength.
Petit 2008.pdf

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