Relationship between life style and bone mineral density in men

AUTHORS

A Hossein-nezhad 1 , * , a Soltani 1 , h Adibi 1 , z Hamidi 1 , J Maghbooli 1 , b Larijani 1

1 Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and health services, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Hossein-nezhad A, Soltani A, Adibi H, Hamidi Z, Maghbooli J, et al. Relationship between life style and bone mineral density in men, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2003 ; 5(1):e95133.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 5 (1); e95133
Published Online: March 26, 2003
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 04, 2003
Accepted: March 18, 2003
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Abstract

Osteoporosis in men is now recognized as an increasingly important public health issue.
The objective of this study was to investigate Relationship between life style and bone mineral
density in men.
Among the 20-76 year-old men of Tehran, 325 persons from 50 clusters were randomly
selected, following exclusion of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease,
menstrual problem, fractures or other conditions affecting bone metabolism. All participants
underwent clinical examination and lumbar and spinal densitometry using DXA method.
In lumbar spine, the duration of peak bone density was between 25 and 40years old and in
hip, the duration of peak bone mass was from 20 to 30 years old. Prevalence of osteoporosis
and osteopenia in men older than 50 years old were 3.9% and 50%, respectively. Bone
mineral density in men significantly related with Calcium & vitamin D intake, sport and
smoking.
Nutritional intake and physical activity has been considered to play an important role in
maintaining bone mineral density. Peak bone density in 20-40 year-old population

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