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Bone Mineral Density (BMD) to Body Mass Index (BMI) Ratio

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Watanabe et al proposed a simple ratio to assess the risk of osteoporotic fracture in obese patients. The bone mineral density tends to be higher in obese adults, and this may mask an increased risk of fracture. The authors are from Sapienza University of Rome.

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