Researchers found link between type 1 diabetes and lower bone mineral density in women

New study done by the University at Buffalo, New York, states that Diabetic women have lower bone mineral densities (BMD) than that of women without disease.

This new long term study (two years) was conducted by Dr. Lucy D. Mastrandrea and colleagues from the University at Buffalo, New York involving 63 women with type 1 diabetes and 85 “control” subjects.

After adjusting the findings for body mass, age, body mass index (ratio of weight to height) and oral contraceptive use, the results was concluded. The results shows significant lowering of BMD in hip and thigh bone in diabetic patients than that of controls groups.

Although the researchers are not sure regarding the reason behind the relation between BMD and the duration of diabetes, metabolic control, or markers of bone formation.


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