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Low bone mineral density in Greek patients with inflammatory bowel disease: prevalence and risk factors

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Author(s): Ioannis E. Koutroubakis | Christos Zavos | John Damilakis | Georgios Z. Papadakis | John Neratzoulakis | Nikolaos Karkavitsas | Elias A. Kouroumalis

Journal: Annals of Gastroenterology
ISSN 1108-7471

Volume: 24;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Background A high prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis is observed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Various risk factors of bone loss have been suggested in IBD. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of low bone mineral density (BMD) and to identify related risk factors in Greek patients with IBD. Methods One hundred and eighteen consecutive IBD patients were included. All patients underwent bone densitometry by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry at the femoral neck and lumbar spine levels. Serum levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25 OH D), 1.25 dihydroxyvitamin D (1.25 OH 2D), osteocalcin, calcitonin and homocysteine were measured in all participants. Results Forty (33.9%) patients were normal, 55 (46.6%) were osteopenic, and 23 (19.5%) were osteoporotic. No significant differences between IBD patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis and those with normal BMD concerning the use of steroids and the examined biochemical markers were found. Statistically significant differences among the three groups were found for body mass index (BMI), age and disease duration (P=0.002, P

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