Bone mineral density in adolescent females with recently diagnosed anorexia nervosa

Wong, Joseph C. H., Lewindon, Peter, Mortimer, Robin and Shepherd, Ross (2001) Bone mineral density in adolescent females with recently diagnosed anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29 1: 11-16. doi:10.1002/1098-108X(200101)29:1<11::AID-EAT2>3.0.CO;2-B

Author Wong, Joseph C. H.
Lewindon, Peter
Mortimer, Robin
Shepherd, Ross
Title Bone mineral density in adolescent females with recently diagnosed anorexia nervosa
Journal name International Journal of Eating Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0276-3478
Publication date 2001-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/1098-108X(200101)29:1<11::AID-EAT2>3.0.CO;2-B
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 16
Total pages 6
Editor Michael Strober
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321019 Paediatrics
730215 Nutrition
Formatted abstract
Abstract Anorexia nervosa (AN) can lead to osteoporosis and fractures.

Objective This study evaluated adolescent females with AN diagnosed within the previous 12 months to determine whether there is bone mass reduction and to investigate relationships between nutritional indices (weight, body mass index [BMI], lean mass, fat mass, and percentage fat) and total body (TB) and lumbar spine (LS) bone mineral densities (BMD) and content (BMC).

TB and LS BMD and BMC and body composition were measured in 24 adolescent females with AN.

There was no significant reduction in TB or LS BMD. Regression analysis shows significant correlation (p < .001) between lean mass and TB BMD (r = +.83), TB BMC (r = +.92), LS BMD (r = +.81), andLS BMC (r = +.92). There was also a significant relationship between weight percentile and LS BMD z score (p < .005; r = +.60).

Discussion Adolescent females with early AN do not appear to have reduced bone mass. Lean mass is correlated to BMD and BMC.
© 2000 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keyword Nutrition & Dietetics
Psychology, Clinical
Bone Mass Reduction
Bone Mineral Density
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 19 DEC 2000

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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