Bone mineral density in Turkish postmenopausal women.

  title={Bone mineral density in Turkish postmenopausal women.},
  author={Kutay Omer Biberoglu and Akgun Yildiz and Omer Kandemir},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={41 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine the bone mineral density curve in Turkish postmenopausal women and to evaluate the efficacy of estrogen replacement therapy in the prevention of bone loss. METHOD Spinal bone mineral density was measured using dual photon absorptiometry in 118 postmenopausal women, prospectively. Parity, previous and current use of estrogen preparations were correlated with BMD using Student's t-test and the chi 2-test. RESULTS With a mean BMD value of 0.967 +/- 0.013 g/cm2, 62.5% of… CONTINUE READING