Associations between ABO blood groups and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

@article{Choi2004AssociationsBA,
  title={Associations between ABO blood groups and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Jong Weon Choi and Soo Hwan Pai},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={150-3}
}
To investigate whether any significant differences exist in the prevalence of osteoporosis in relation to ABO blood groups, 227 postmenopausal women were evaluated for bone mineral density (BMD), body composition, and anthropometric variables. There were no significant differences in age, anthropometric parameters, or body composition between women with O blood type and those with non-O blood types. However, lumbar spine and proximal femur BMDs in subjects with blood type O averaged 0.87+/-0.13… CONTINUE READING