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Type 1 diabetes tied to lower bone accrual in youths

Youths with type 1 diabetes -- especially those with high urinary calcium excretion -- accrued less bone after 12 months of follow-up, putting them at a greater risk for fractures, compared with healthy peers. The findings presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research virtual meeting also revealed that the inverse association between urine calcium excretion and bone accrual in pediatric type 1 diabetes did not change after adjustments for sex, puberty, growth velocity and biochemical markers of bone mineral metabolism.

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