Dual Photon Absorptiometry in Obesity: Effects of Massive Weight Loss

  • Elisabeth W McKeon
  • Jack Wang
  • Richard N. PiersonJr.
  • John G. Kral
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 55)


Obesity is associated with increases in fat-free mass (FFM) and organ sizes, in addition to body fat (BF). Several studies show increased bone mass in extreme obesity, but data are conflicting (Steiniche et al., 1986).


Bone Density Morbid Obesity Bone Mineral Content Obese Woman Lean Body Mass 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth W McKeon
    • 1
  • Jack Wang
    • 1
  • Richard N. PiersonJr.
    • 1
  • John G. Kral
    • 2
  1. 1.Body Composition Unit, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt HospitalColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySUNYHSC BrooklynUSA

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