The relation of pregnancy and breast feeding to bone mineral density of the wrist, radius, hip, and spine was examined in a white, upper middle-class, homogeneous sample of 741 postmenopausal women ranging in age from 60 to 89 years.
Number of pregnancies ranged from 0 to 14, with a mean of 2.0 pregnancies and 1.5 live births.
Almost two thirds of the women who had had a live birth reported breast feeding.
Unadjusted comparisons indicated that bone mineral density of the wrist, radius, and hip increased with increasing numbers of pregnancies, and women who had breast-fed had higher bone mineral densities at these sites.
Mots-clés Pascal : Densité, Femme, Homme, Ostéoporose, Os, Epidémiologie, Parité, Allaitement, Postménopause, Poignet, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Ostéopathie, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radius, Hanche, Rachis, Gestation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Relative density, Woman, Human, Osteoporosis, Bone, Epidemiology, Parity, Breast feeding, Postmenopause, Wrist, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone disease, California, United States, North America, America, Radius, Hip, Spine, Pregnancy
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Cote : 93-0216243
Code Inist : 002B15A. Création : 199406.