Relationship of homocysteine levels with lumbar spine and femur neck BMD in postmenopausal women


Bahtiri E., Islami H., Rexhepi S., Qorraj-Bytyqi H., Thaci K., Thaci S., ...More

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, vol.40, no.4, pp.355-362, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-362

Abstract

Objective: The focus of several studies in recent years has been the association between increased plasma concentrations of homocysteine (Hcy), reduced bone mineral density and increased risk of bone fractures. Nevertheless, inconsistencies persist in the literature. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between serum Hcy and vitamin B12 status, and bone mineral density, on a group of post-menopausal women.