Journal article

Total and Appendicular Lean Mass Reference Ranges for Australian Men and Women: The Geelong Osteoporosis Study

Haslinda Gould, Sharon L Brennan, Mark A Kotowicz, Geoffrey C Nicholson, Julie A Pasco



The aim of this study was to develop reference ranges for total and appendicular lean mass measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) from a randomly selected population-based sample of men and women residing in southeastern Australia. Men (n = 1,411) and women (n = 960) aged 20-93 years, enrolled in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study, were randomly selected from the Barwon Statistical Division using the electoral roll as a sampling frame in 2001-2006 (67 % participation) and 1993-1997 (77 % participation), respectively. Using DXA (Lunar DPX-L or Prodigy Pro) at baseline for men and at the 10-year follow-up for women (2004-2008), total and appendicular lean mass were measured. Means a..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC 251638, 299831, and 628582), Perpetual Trustees, and Geelong Region Medical Research Foundation. No funding body played a part in the design or conduct of the study, data analysis, or writing of the manuscript. S. L. B. is the recipient of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1012472)