Biochemical markers of nutrition and bone mineral density in the elderly.

@article{Monaco2003BiochemicalMO,
  title={Biochemical markers of nutrition and bone mineral density in the elderly.},
  author={Marco Di Monaco and Fulvia Vallero and Roberto Di Monaco and Fulvio Mautino and Alberto Cavanna},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={50-4}
}
BACKGROUND Protein depletion is detrimental in bone health, but the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and serum albumin is controversial. We recently showed a positive association between femur BMD and total lymphocyte count (TLC), a validated marker of protein nutrition status, in hip-fractured women. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association… CONTINUE READING