Background: A positive association between handgrip strength and bone mineral density was demonstrated, but not all the investigations confirmed these results. We conducted a screening programme for osteoporosis in a large cohort of postmenopausal women to investigate the relationship between handgrip strength, other nutritional parameters and bone density.Methods: This investigation involved 1,300 white volunteers. All participants underwent a bone mineral density evaluation at the heel and a handgrip strength measurement.Results: The mean T-score value was -1.15 ± 1; a total of 181 participants reported at least one osteoporotic fracture. In the univariate analysis, both handgrip strength and body mass index were associated with the T-score value. Adjustment for confounding factors confirmed this relationship showing, in the multivariate analysis, that the body mass index was positively correlated to the T-score (B = 0.034; p = 0.001) and, in the logistic regression analysis, that handgrip strength was associated with the presence of osteoporosis (P = 0.005).Conclusion: Both body mass index and handgrip strength were strongly correlated to bone mineral density, assessed with ultrasound, suggesting a possible key role as bone disease predictors.

The link between nutritional parameters and bone mineral density in women: Results of a screening programme for osteoporosis / T. Lamprinoudi, E. Mazza, Y. Ferro, S. Brogneri, D. Foti, E. Gulletta, M. Iocco, C. Gazzaruso, S. Romeo, A. Pujia, T. Montalcini. - In: JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1479-5876. - 12:1(2014), pp. 46.1-46.5. [10.1186/1479-5876-12-46]

The link between nutritional parameters and bone mineral density in women: Results of a screening programme for osteoporosis

Gazzaruso C.;
2014

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Background: A positive association between handgrip strength and bone mineral density was demonstrated, but not all the investigations confirmed these results. We conducted a screening programme for osteoporosis in a large cohort of postmenopausal women to investigate the relationship between handgrip strength, other nutritional parameters and bone density.Methods: This investigation involved 1,300 white volunteers. All participants underwent a bone mineral density evaluation at the heel and a handgrip strength measurement.Results: The mean T-score value was -1.15 ± 1; a total of 181 participants reported at least one osteoporotic fracture. In the univariate analysis, both handgrip strength and body mass index were associated with the T-score value. Adjustment for confounding factors confirmed this relationship showing, in the multivariate analysis, that the body mass index was positively correlated to the T-score (B = 0.034; p = 0.001) and, in the logistic regression analysis, that handgrip strength was associated with the presence of osteoporosis (P = 0.005).Conclusion: Both body mass index and handgrip strength were strongly correlated to bone mineral density, assessed with ultrasound, suggesting a possible key role as bone disease predictors.
Muscle strenght; grip strenght; older women; postmenopausal women; handgrip strenght; physical-activity; body-composition; men; fracture; mass
Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
Settore MED/49 - Scienze Tecniche Dietetiche Applicate
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