Diabetic patients have an increased risk of vertebral fractures independent of BMD or diabetic complications.

@article{Yamamoto2009DiabeticPH,
  title={Diabetic patients have an increased risk of vertebral fractures independent of BMD or diabetic complications.},
  author={Masahiro Yamamoto and Toru Yamaguchi and Mika Yamauchi and Hiroshi Kaji and Toshitsugu Sugimoto},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={702-9}
}
Although patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have an increased risk of hip fracture, risk of vertebral fracture (VF) and its association with BMD are still unclear. We examined Japanese T2DM patients (161 men >50 yr and 137 postmenopausal women) and non-DM controls (76 and 622, respectively) by lateral spine radiography and DXA at the lumbar spine (L), femoral neck (FN), and radius (R). Logistic regression analysis adjusted for age, body mass index, and L-BMD showed that the presence of T2DM… CONTINUE READING

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