Osteoporosis in men: a study in patients affected by chronic non-advanced liver disease

Introduction Metabolic bone disease is a complication of chronic liver dis­ease (CLD) and is well known as “hepatic osteodistrophy”. Osteoporosis accounts for the majority of cases, whereas osteomalacia is rare in the absence of advanced liver disease and severe malabsorption. The prevalence is the same in men and women, however the published prevalence of os­teoporosis…

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Associates of Bone Mineral Density: DISCUSSION

This investigation provides new insight into the correlates of BMD among older African Americans. As might be expected, female gender was highly associated with lower BMD. Of importance, however, is the substantial contribution of weight to the explained variability, while age diminishes in importance after adjustment for covariates. The association of weight with BMD or…

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Associates of Bone Mineral Density: RESULTS

The participants ranged in age from 67 to 97, with a mean age of 75.3. Men comprised 37.5% of the sample. The participants were relatively well-educated, reporting an average of 13.1 years of education. The average family had an annual income between $16,000 and $24,999. Based on their reported physical activity, African-American participants in CHS…

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Associates of Bone Mineral Density: METHODS

As part of the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), DXA scans were preformed on 1,591 older men and women, including 302 African Americans. CHS is a longitudinal, population-based cohort study of men and women over the age of 64 recruited from four geographically distinct sites in the United States. Additionally, other medical, functional and psychosocial data…

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