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Associations between self-reported physical activity, heel ultrasound parameters and bone health measures in post-menopausal women

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posted on 2023-05-03, 18:05 authored by Bolaji Ilesanmi-Oyelere, Nicole Roy, Jane Coad, Marlena Kruger
Physical activity plays an important role in the maintenance of bone health from childhood through adulthood. This study aimed to explore the associations between self-reported physical activity (PA), activity energy expenditure (AEE), heel ultrasound parameters and bone health measures among older adult women. The AEE was estimated from the responses of questionnaires for 125 older adult women aged 54–81 years. The bone parameters were measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and heel ultrasound parameters by the heel quantitative ultrasound (QUS). This study showed that AEE and the metabolic equivalent task (MET) were positively correlated with the bone and heel ultrasound parameters. However, fat mass (FM) and fat percentage were negatively correlated with AEE and MET. In addition, the regression analysis showed that higher AEE was a strong predictor of a higher spine T-score (β = 0.212, p = 0.015), QUS T-score (B = 0.239, p = 0.011) and stiffness index (B = 0.240, p = 0.010) after adjusting for age, fat mass, lean mass, height and calcium intake. These results contribute to our understanding of the importance of physical activity in postmenopausal women by reiterating the benefits of physical activity for older adult women. Physical activity is an important tool for the prevention and management of osteoporosis.

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© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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1661-7827

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Ilesanmi-Oyelere, B. L., Roy, N. C., Coad, J., & Kruger, M. C. (2019). Associations between self-reported physical activity, heel ultrasound parameters and bone health measures in post-menopausal women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17), 3177. doi:10.3390/ijerph16173177

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