bone mass


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bone mass

n.
The mineral content of bone.
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In under/normal weight mothers, weight gain during pregnancy was associated with a slightly increased bone mass at 7 years of age in children, while in overweight/obese mothers, no beneficial effect of weight gain on bone mass was observed.
Osteoporosis, considered as a global health problem, is defined as a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of the microarchitecture of bone tissue, with the consequent increase in bone fragility and greater susceptibility to fractures (1).
Researchers found that menopause-characterised by a decline in estrogen levels-speeds a woman's loss of bone mass and increases her risk of developing the bone-thinning disease known as osteoporosis, and increases the risk of fractures.
Postmenopausal women eating a Mediterranean-style diet were found to have higher bone mass and muscle mass, two risk factors for osteoporosis and bone fractures, in a study by researchers at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
If you're hesitant to do certain types of exercise because you have low bone mass (osteopenia or osteoporosis), recent research findings may ease your mind.
When your kid reaches the end of their teen years, approximately 90% of their adult bone mass has been formed.
By the age of 70, both men and women lose bone mass at the same rate and the absorption of calcium also decreases in both sexes.
"We were looking at body composition and, at the spine and hip, bone mass density," said lead researcher Dr.
In rats, dietary magnesium deficiency resulted in decreased bone formation and a loss of bone mass and trabecular bone volume.
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density which can lead to an increased risk of fracture.