Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease: an update.

  title={Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease: an update.},
  author={Stefano Lello and Anna Capozzi and Giovanni Scambia},
  journal={Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology},
  volume={31 8},
Osteoporosis (OP) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most important causes of mortality and morbility in the elderly. Lots of studies showed a correlation between bone loss and cardiovascular risk mediated by the vascular calcification. The relationship between OP and CVD could be firstly explained by their common risk factors such as age, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and menopause. However, other different hypotheses were proposed to clarify this link. Multiple… CONTINUE READING