JFSF Vol 2, No 2, June 2017, p.28-32
Mini Review Article
Obesity and its relationship with falls, fracture site and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women
- 3rd Orthopaedic Department, KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Keywords: Obesity, Elderly, BMI, Postmenopausal woman, Fractures
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.