Sarcopenia and Hip Structure Analysis Variables in a Group of Lebanese Postmenopausal Women

  • Riad Nasr
  • Eric Watelain
  • Antonio PintiEmail author
  • Hayman Saddik
  • Ghassan Maalouf
  • Abdel-Jalil Berro
  • Abir Alwan
  • César El Khoury
  • Ibrahim Fayad
  • Rawad El Hage
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10814)


The aim of the present study was to compare hip structural analysis variables in postmenopausal women with sarcopenia and postmenopausal women with normal skeletal muscle mass index. This study included 8 postmenopausal women (aged between 65 and 84 years) with sarcopenia and 60 age-matched controls (with normal skeletal muscle mass index (SMI)). Body composition and bone mineral density (BMD) were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Weight, lean mass, Body mass index, femoral neck cross-sectional area (FN CSA), FN section modulus (Z), FN cross sectional moment of inertia (CSMI), intertrochanteric (IT) CSA, IT Z, IT CSMI, IT cortical thickness (CT), femoral shaft (FS) CSA, FS Z and FS CSMI were significantly higher (p < 0.05) in women with normal SMI compared to women with sarcopenia. In the whole population, SMI was positively correlated to IT CSA, IT Z, IT CSMI, IT CT, FS CSA, FS Z, FS CSMI, FS CT but negatively correlated to IT buckling ratio (BR) and FS BR. The present suggests that sarcopenia negatively affects hip bone strength indices in postmenopausal women.


Sarcopenia DXA imaging Strength indices Fracture risk 


Conflicts of Interest

The authors state that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad Nasr
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric Watelain
    • 3
    • 4
  • Antonio Pinti
    • 5
    Email author
  • Hayman Saddik
    • 1
  • Ghassan Maalouf
    • 6
  • Abdel-Jalil Berro
    • 1
    • 7
  • Abir Alwan
    • 1
    • 8
  • César El Khoury
    • 1
    • 5
  • Ibrahim Fayad
    • 1
  • Rawad El Hage
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical EducationUniversity of BalamandEl-KouraLebanon
  2. 2.DeVisu - Design, Visuel, Urbain, EA 2445UVHCValenciennesFrance
  3. 3.CNRS, UMR 8201ValenciennesFrance
  4. 4.LAMIH-Département SHV, Université Lille Nord de France, UVHCValenciennesFrance
  5. 5.I3MTO, EA4708, Université d’OrléansOrléansFrance
  6. 6.Faculty of Medicine, Bellevue University Medical CenterSaint Joseph UniversityMansouriehLebanon
  7. 7.EA-3300, APEREUniversity of Picardie Jules VerneAmiensFrance
  8. 8.Laboratoire Mouvement Sport SantéUFR APSRennesFrance

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