Osteoporos Int (2017) 28:2619–2631 DOI 10.1007/s00198-017-4100-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Determinants of bone mineral density in young Australian women; results from the Safe-D study 1 2,3,4 5 1,6 E. T. Callegari & S. M. Garland & A. Gorelik & J. D. Wark Received: 4 December 2016 /Accepted: 21 May 2017 /Published online: 28 June 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2017 Abstract (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography Summary The study aimed to explore determinants of bone (pQCT) in 326 participants. parameters in young women. Most bone parameters were as- Results Mean (± standard deviation) serum 25OHD was sociated with height and lean mass. Bone parameters were not 69 ± 28 nmol/L and the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency associated with vitamin D status. Future research should ad- (serum 25OHD <50 nmol/L) was 26%. Seven percent of par- dress whether interventions aimed at improving lean mass are ticipants (n = 23) reported taking a vitamin D supplement. beneficial to bone health in young women. Two percent of participants had low lumbar spine bone min- Introduction The implementation of prevention strategies eral density (Z-score <−2.0), 5% at the hip and 7% at the during young adulthood may be crucial for
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Published: Jun 28, 2017
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