Body composition in premanifest Huntington's disease reveals lower bone density compared to controls.

@article{Goodman2011BodyCI,
  title={Body composition in premanifest Huntington's disease reveals lower bone density compared to controls.},
  author={Anna Olivia Goyder Goodman and Roger A. Barker},
  journal={PLoS currents},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={RRN1214}
}
Huntington's disease (HD) is a debilitating autosomal dominant, neurodegenerative disease with a fatal prognosis. Classical features include motor disturbances, dementia and psychiatric problems but are not restricted to this triad as patients often experience other abnormalities such as unintended weight loss, the exact cause of which is unknown. We studied the body composition of 25 premanifest HD and compared it to 25 control subjects using a dual energy x-ray absorptiometer (DEXA) scan… CONTINUE READING

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