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Association Between Bone Mineralization, Body Composition, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level in Young Australian Men

Liberato, Selma C., Maple-Brown, Louise J. and Bressan, Josefina (2015). Association Between Bone Mineralization, Body Composition, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level in Young Australian Men. Journal of Clinical Densitometry,18(2):187-191.

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Title Association Between Bone Mineralization, Body Composition, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level in Young Australian Men
Author Liberato, Selma C.
Maple-Brown, Louise J.
Bressan, Josefina
Journal Name Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1094-6950   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84928773252
Start Page 187
End Page 191
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Field of Research MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The critical age for attainment of peak bone mineralization is however 20–30 yr, but few studies have investigated bone mineralization and its association with body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness level in young men. This study aimed to investigate relationships between age, bone mineral measurements, body composition measurements, and cardiorespiratory fitness level in a group of young healthy Australian men. Thirty-five healthy men aged 18–25 yr had anthropometric measures, body composition, and cardiorespiratory fitness level assessed. Bone mineral content was significantly associated with height, body mass and lean mass, and bone mineral density positively correlated with lean mass and body mass. Bone mineral measurements did not correlate with fat mass, percentage of fat mass, or cardiorespiratory fitness level. Age was directly correlated with total body mass, body fat, and percentage of fat mass. Body mineral measurements correlated with lean mass but not with fat mass or with cardiorespiratory fitness in this group of young healthy men. Positive association between body fat and age in such young group suggests that more studies with young men are warranted and may help inform strategies to optimize increase in bone mineral measurements.
Keywords Body fat
bone mineral content
bone mineral density
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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocd.2014.10.003   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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