Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 28th, 2003
According to recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, "bone mineral density (BMD) has been shown to be increased in postmenopausal females with post-thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism, but it is not known whether similar gains occur in patients with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism.
"In this study, we measured the BMD of lumbar spine and proximal femur in 14 patients, 8 with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and 6 with post-thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism, using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Their age ranged from 23-57 years old,...
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