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A study of bone density change in patients with anorexia nervosa.
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PMID:  17680590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) several factors combine to cause osteoporosis, and the risk of osteoporosis increases with chronicity of illness. The authors carried out a follow-up study in patients who attended the Eating Disorders department of the Hospital de Santa Maria. The average follow-up period was of 7.6 years. Fifteen patients were included. Patients answered clinical history questions and underwent neck of femur and spine densitometry. The most important variable with negative correlations to bone recovery was disease duration. A positive correlation between bone recovery and time since the first menstrual cycle post-amenorrhea was also found. However, AN is a condition in which once weight improves and menstrual cycles become regular, severe damage to bone structure is still likely to be maintained.
Isabel do Carmo; Mário Mascarenhas; Ana Macedo; Armanda Silva; Inês Santos; Dulce Bouça; John Myatt; Daniel Sampaio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1099-0968     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-01     Completed Date:  2007-11-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436977     Medline TA:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association
University of Lisbon Medical School, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Body Mass Index
Bone Density*
Bone Diseases, Metabolic / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Osteoporosis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Severity of Illness Index

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