Journal article

Physical and lifestyle factors associated with trabecular bone score values

Kara B Anderson, Kara L Holloway-Kew, Didier Hans, Mark A Kotowicz, Natalie K Hyde, Julie A Pasco



TBS is associated with age, weight, childhood physical activity, and BMD in men and age, height, BMD, and mobility in women. INTRODUCTION: Trabecular bone score (TBS) indirectly assesses trabecular microarchitecture at the lumbar spine, providing complementary information to areal BMD. Many studies have investigated the relationships between BMD and lifestyle factors known to affect bone, but such research is limited for TBS. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between TBS and lifestyle factors in Australian men and women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 894 men and 682 women (ages 24-98 years) enrolled in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. TBS was assessed by anal..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The study is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (251638, 299831, 628582), the Geelong Regional Medical Foundation, Arthritis Foundation of Australia, and Perpetual Trustees. NKH is supported by a Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. KBA is supported by an Australian Research Training Program Scholarship. KLH-K is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The authors thank Professor Graham Giles of the Cancer Epidemiology Centre of The Cancer Council Victoria, for permission to use the Dietary Questionnaire for Epidemiological Studies (Version 2), Melbourne: The Cancer Council Victoria 1996.