einstein (São Paulo). 01/Mar/2016;14(1):12-7.

Relation between body composition and bone mineral density in young undregraduate students with different nutritional status

Edil de Albuquerque Rodrigues Filho, Marcos André Moura dos Santos, Amanda Tabosa Pereira da Silva, Breno Quintella Farah, Manoel da Cunha Costa, Florisbela de Arruda Camara e Siqueira Campos, Ana Patrícia Siqueira Tavares Falcão

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3569

ABSTRACT
Objective
To investigate the relationship between total and segmental body fat, bone mineral density and bone mineral content in undergraduate students stratified according to nutritional status.
Methods
The study included 45 male undergraduate students aged between 20 and 30 years. Total and segmental body composition, bone mineral density and bone mineral content assessments were performed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Subjects were allocated into three groups (eutrophic, overweight and obese).
Results
With the exception of upper limb bone mineral content, significantly higher (p<0.05) mean bone mineral density, bone mineral content, and relative body fat values were documented in the obese group. Total body and segmental relative body fat (lower limbs and trunk) were positively correlated (p<0.05) with bone mineral density in the overweight group. Upper limb fat was negatively correlated (p<0.05) with bone mineral content in the normal and eutrophic groups.
Conclusion
Total body and segmental body fat were correlated with bone mineral density and bone mineral content in male undergraduate students, particularly in overweight individuals.

Relation between body composition and bone mineral density in young undregraduate students with different nutritional status

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