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Association between bile acid turnover and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
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PMID:  23619342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The intestinal absorption of vitamin D is linked to bile acid absorption. This link may be abnormal in patients with osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible relation between osteoporosis and bile acid turnover, measured as whole-body Se-75-HCAT retention (WBR), in postmenopausal women.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Whole-body counts were recorded using an uncollimated gamma camera 3 h and 7 days after oral administration of Se-75-homocholic acid taurine (Se-75-HCAT) in 16 women aged 58-85 years with dual-photon X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)-proven osteoporosis. WBR was expressed as physical decay-corrected counts at 7 days as a percentage of the counts at 3 h.
RESULTS: Seven patients had unexplained diarrhoea. Six patients (five with diarrhoea) had WBR less than 19%. There was a significant difference in DEXA t-score between women with and without diarrhoea (P<0.02). There was a significant negative correlation (R s=-0.58; P<0.02) between WBR and alcohol consumption rated on a three-point scale: <1, 2-7 and >7 U/week.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicate an association between osteoporosis and diarrhoea that may be the result of abnormal bile acid turnover. The role of alcohol requires further investigation.
Ruth Hanly; Nicola Ryan; Hayley Snelling; Karen Walker-Bone; Sabina Dizdarevic; A Michael Peters
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nuclear medicine communications     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1473-5628     ISO Abbreviation:  Nucl Med Commun     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8201017     Medline TA:  Nucl Med Commun     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of aMedical Physics bNuclear Medicine cRheumatology, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.
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