Journal article

Sex-specific associations between insulin resistance and bone parameters in overweight and obese older adults

Jakub Mesinovic, Lachlan B McMillan, Catherine Shore-Lorenti, Ayse Zengin, Barbora De Courten, Peter R Ebeling, David Scott



OBJECTIVES: To determine sex-specific associations between insulin resistance and bone parameters measured by peripheral quantitative computed tomography in overweight and obese community-dwelling older adults. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 79 community-dwelling overweight and obese adults (mean ± SD age 62.8 ± 7.9 years; body mass index 32.3 ± 6.1 kg/m2 ; 58% women). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Peripheral quantitative computed tomography assessed distal radius and tibia trabecular volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and proximal radius and tibia cortical vBMD, periosteal circumference, endosteal circumference and stress-strain index. The Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resist..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by an Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) Seed Grant and University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant. DS is supported by a NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship. JM and LBM are supported by a Research Training Program Scholarship. BdC is supported by a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (100864). We gratefully acknowledge the study participants and students and clinicians who contributed to the study.