Osteopenia in anorexia nervosa: specific mechanisms of bone loss.

  title={Osteopenia in anorexia nervosa: specific mechanisms of bone loss.},
  author={Claudia Lennkh and Martina de Zwaan and Ursula Bailer and Alexandra Strnad and Christine Nagy and Nadia El-Giamal and Stefan Wiesnagrotzki and Elisabeth Vytiska and Johannes Huber and Siegfried Kasper},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={33 4},
Osteopenia is a well recognized medical complication of anorexia nervosa (AN). The mechanism of bone loss is not fully understood and there is uncertainty about its management. New markers of bone turnover have been developed. C-terminal type 1 propeptide (PICP) is a measure of bone formation and urinary pyridinolines such as deoxypyridinoline (DPYRX) and serum carboxyterminal crosslinked telopeptide (ICTP) are markers of bone resorption. The aim of this study was to examine these bone markers… CONTINUE READING