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

Selma Liberato, Louise Maple-Brown, Josefina Bressan

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    Abstract

    The critical age for attainment of peak bone mineralization is however 20-30yr, 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 18-25yr 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-191
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Clinical Densitometry
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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