Major depression is a risk factor for low bone mineral density: a meta-analysis.

@article{Yirmiya2009MajorDI,
  title={Major depression is a risk factor for low bone mineral density: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Raz Yirmiya and Itai A. Bab},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={423-32}
}
BACKGROUND The role of depression as a risk factor for low bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis is not fully acknowledged, mainly because the relevant literature is inconsistent and because information on the mechanisms mediating brain-to-bone signals is rather scanty. METHODS Searching databases and reviewing citations in relevant articles, we identified 23 studies that quantitatively address the relationship between depression and skeletal status, comparing 2327 depressed with 21,141… CONTINUE READING

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