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Body mass index is positively associated with bone mineral density in US older adults.

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      Literature has been conflicting as to whether obesity is protective against osteoporosis. Understanding the relationship is particularly important in light of the increasing prevalence of obesity among older adults. Study results confirm a protective association between obesity and osteoporosis in a recent, nationally representative sample of US older adults.

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      [1 ] Doctoral Program in Gerontology, University of Maryland, Baltimore and Baltimore County, USA, Jennifer.Lloyd.Wolter@gmail.com.
      Journal
      Arch Osteoporos
      Archives of osteoporosis
      1862-3514
      2014
      : 9
      10.1007/s11657-014-0175-2 24664472

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