Pilar García-Velasco

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to compare in participants with and without metabolic syndrome (1) bone mineral density (BMD), (2) prevalent vertebral and nonvertebral fractures, and (3) calciotropic hormones and bone turnover markers and to examine the association of each component of metabolic syndrome with bone parameters. METHODS A(More)
Vitamin D insufficiency is very common among Spanish community-dwelling adult subjects. A threshold of serum 25(OH)D around 30 ng/ml would be necessary for the prevention of secondary hyperparathyroidism and hip bone loss in our population, regardless of the dairy calcium ingestion. This study aims to assess 25-hydroxyvitamin D—25(OH)D—status in Spanish(More)
INTRODUCTION The glucose meters usually show a high accuracy, and in clinical practice, capillary and plasma glucose (PG) are used interchangeably. However, many variables can affect the validity of these devices. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy and reliability of 3 glucose meters that are currently used in a primary care centre. (More)
OBJECTIVE Calcification of the abdominal aorta is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity, so a reliable method to quantify it is clinically transcendent. The 24-point scale (AAC-24) is the standard method for assessing abdominal aortic calcification on lateral plain films of the lumbar spine. The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
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