Bone scores may explain fracture risk in type 2 diabetes patients

10/17/2013 | Healio (free registration)

Data presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research meeting showed older women with type 2 diabetes had lower trabecular bone score and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and higher bone alkaline phosphatase levels compared with controls. "We found that the trabecular bone score was worse in the patients with diabetes, even though their bone density was normal, which seems to suggest that perhaps there's some defect in the trabecular bone that could be important and contribute to their fracture risk," said researcher Dr. Mishaela R. Rubin.

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