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JFSF Vol 2, No 2, June 2017, p.28-32

doi: 10.22540/JFSF-02-028

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Mini Review Article

Obesity and its relationship with falls, fracture site and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Stella Sotiriadi-Vlachou

  • 3rd Orthopaedic Department, KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Keywords: Obesity, Elderly, BMI, Postmenopausal woman, Fractures


Abstract

Obesity in elder women is a difficult problem for public health, as it is related to increased incidence of fall-related injuries and fractures. The kind of fall-related fracture seems to relate to the distribution of body mass. A review of the literature was carried out based on systematic searches of electronic databases (PubMed/Medline). The results of this mini-review did not support that obesity increases the risk of falls during post-menopause compared to normal weight women. However, there was a relation between obesity and site of fractures.