Deirdre Snelgrove

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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is prevalent in adolescents and is associated with decreased bone mineral accrual at a time critical for optimizing bone mass. Low BMD in AN is a consequence of nutritional and hormonal alterations, including hypogonadism and low estradiol levels. Effective therapeutic strategies to improve BMD in adolescents with AN have not been(More)
CONTEXT We have reported lower hip bone mineral density (BMD) in adolescent boys with anorexia nervosa (AN) compared with controls. Although studies have described bone structure in girls with AN, these data are not available for boys. Hip structural analysis (HSA) using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry is a validated technique to assess hip geometry and(More)
Alcohol and substance abuse in the adolescent population is a major health concern with a number of harms known to be associated with high levels of use. Few studies report on long-term health status of youth who have received treatment for a substance abuse problem during adolescence. This study aimed to describe the long-term status of a cohort of(More)
OBJECTIVE To (i) compare fracture prevalence in adolescent females with anorexia nervosa (AN) versus normal-weight controls and (ii) examine whether reductions in areal bone mineral density (aBMD) predict fracture risk in females with AN. METHOD Four-hundred eighteen females (310 with active AN and 108 normal-weight controls) 12- to 22-years-old were(More)
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