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Impact of Ethnicity and Season on Body Composition: Results from the Vitamin D, Food Intake, Nutrition and Exposure to Sunlight in Southern England (D-FINES) Study

Engel, Barbara, Lee, P, Bottle, L, Cardew, P and Lanham-new, S A (2008) Impact of Ethnicity and Season on Body Composition: Results from the Vitamin D, Food Intake, Nutrition and Exposure to Sunlight in Southern England (D-FINES) Study Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67. ISSN 0029-6651

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Abstract

The principal objectives of the D-FINES study are to compare vitamin D status, food intake, bone health indices and sunlight exposure in Caucasian and Asian women living in Southern England. It is known that in women both muscle and fat mass influence whole-body BMD(1) and the aim of the present subsidiary study was to examine for differences in body composition and compare the relationship between body composition components in Asian and Caucasian women. Measurements of body composition were undertaken in seventy-two Asian and 227 Caucasian women in autumn–winter (A/W) with a follow-up assessment in spring–summer (S/S) by dual X-ray absorptiometry (QDR-4500; Hologic Inc., Bedford, MA, USA). Measures of whole-body bone mineral density (BMD), whole-body bone mineral content (BMC), fat mass and lean mass were undertaken. Regional as well as total measurements were available.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2008 Cambridge University Press
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Divisions: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > Nutrition and Metabolism
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 15:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2670

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