Predictors of low bone mineral density in elderly males with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the role of body mass index.

@article{Coin2010PredictorsOL,
  title={Predictors of low bone mineral density in elderly males with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the role of body mass index.},
  author={Alessandra Coin and Giuseppe Sergi and Sara Marin and Andrea Vianello and Egle Perissinotto and Silvia Sarti and Giulia Rinaldi and Marco Mosele and Emine Inelmen and Giuliano Enzi and Enzo Manzato},
  journal={The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between nutritional indices (Body mass index (BMI), serum albumin), sarcopenia, bone mineral density (BMD) and the severity of their pulmonary obstruction in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS The method involved was a prospective transversal study; 82 males >65 years old, 41 stable patients with COPD and 41 healthy elderly individuals (controls). All subjects underwent spirometry… CONTINUE READING

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