Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p021 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Sexual dimorphism in bone size, density, micro-architecture and strength is site-specific and manifested in favour of boys already in childhood

Kontulainen Saija , Bjorkman Kelsey , Kawalilak Chantal , Duff Whitney , Vatanparast Hassanali , Johnston J.D.

Sex-differences in bone strength manifest at late puberty likely due to sex-specific hormonal stimulus to bone development. Comparisons of bone structural properties between sexes in years preceding the pubertal growth are lacking. Our objective was to assess sex-differences in bone strength, size, density and micro-architecture in childhood. We scanned distal and shaft sites of the radius and tibia from 85 girls and 75 boys (mean age 10.8, S.D. 1.8 years) using...

ba0007p81 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone health in adolescent females with anorexia nervosa may be preserved by high lean mass

Nour Munier , Baril Chantelle , Kontulainen Saija , Kurji Ayisha , Baxter-Jones Adam , Erlandson Marta

Objectives: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is condition of severe low body weight as a result of impaired body image and a fear of gaining weight, often occurring during adolescence, a critical time for bone development. AN has been associated with low bone mass and impaired bone strength. However, many studies have failed to consider body composition, particularly lean mass when assessing bone health. The purpose of this study was to assess if females with AN have an appropriate amoun...