Body mass index and physical activity in relation to the incidence of hip fracture in postmenopausal women.
Hip fracture risk increases with physical inactivity and decreases with obesity but there is little information on their combined effects. We report on the separate and combined effects of body mass index (BMI) and physical activity on hospital admissions for hip fracture among postmenopausal women in a large prospective study of UK women. Self-reported information on body size, physical activity, and other relevant factors was collected in 1996-2001 and participants were followed for inciden...Expand abstract
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