Relation between adiponectin and bone mineral density in elderly post-menopausal women: role of body composition, leptin, insulin resistance, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.


INTRODUCTION Adipocytokines have been proposed as new mediators of the protective effects of fat mass on the skeleton. The aim of this study was to test the relationship between adiponectin, leptin, and bone mineral density (BMD), independently of body composition, insulin resistance, and other factors known to affect bone metabolism. METHODS Thirty-six… (More)