Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 17th, 2004
According to recent research published in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, "Fat body mass (FBM) is a strong predictor of both bone mineral density (BMD) and risk of hip fracture, but the mechanisms responsible are not completely understood. We addressed whether leptin is the link between FBM and BMD in hip-fractured women. Sixty-two of 74 women with hip fractures were evaluated.
"Serum leptin was measured by radioimmunoassay, 23.4±9.1 days (mean±SD) after fracture occurrence," said M. Di Monaco and colleagues at the...
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