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Effect of Body Weight on Bone Mineral Density- A Population Based Study Using p-Dexa Technique

*, Suman V. B and *, Shameema S.M. and *, Jeganathan P. S. and *, Khalid Perwez and Chatterjee, Pratik Kumar (2013) Effect of Body Weight on Bone Mineral Density- A Population Based Study Using p-Dexa Technique. International Journal of Scientific Research , 2 (5). pp. 533-534. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Osteoporosis is a global problem occurring in every geographic area and affecting 150 million men and women worldwide. Materials and methods: This population based cross sectional study attempts to measure the peripheral ie. heel bone mineral density (BMD) by p-DEXA technique in adults. Measurement of BMD: In the DEXA technique two X-ray energies are used to estimate the area of mineralized tissue and the mineral content is divided by the area, which partially corrects for body size. Results: The results are expressed as Mean ± SEM (Standard Error of Mean) using bar diagrams. Predictive value of ≤ 0.05 is considered to be statistically significant. The Bone Mineral Density is in linear correlation with Body Weight.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Index Terms- Peripheral - dexa, calcaneus, bone mineral density.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 06:42
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 06:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/95004

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