Disentangling the body weight-bone mineral density association among breast cancer survivors: an examination of the independent roles of lean mass and fat mass.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


BMC cancer, Volume 13, Issue 1, p.497 (2013)


2013, Center-Authored Paper, November 2013, Nutrition Assessment Core Facility, Prevention Center Core Facility, Public Health Sciences Division


Bone mineral density (BMD) and lean mass (LM) may both decrease in breast cancer survivors, thereby increasing risk of falls and fractures. Research is needed to determine whether lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM) independently relate to BMD in this patient group.