Osteoporosis link to coeliac disease1st June 2011
New research from Lancaster University School of Medicine has found that people with coeliac disease are much more likely to develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis than the general population.
Scientists analysed 1,030 people with coeliac disease in order to determine the extent of bone mineral density (BMD) loss in the lumbar (lower) spine and the femoral neck (hip). They found that patients with coeliac disease were more than 4.5 times more likely to develop osteoporosis than healthy people of the same age.
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Title: Osteoporosis link to coeliac disease
Author: Lucy Hay
Article Id: 18649
Date Added: 1st Jun 2011