The association of adiposity with parathyroid hormone in healthy older adults

@article{Pitroda2009TheAO,
  title={The association of adiposity with parathyroid hormone in healthy older adults},
  author={Arpita Patel Pitroda and Susan S. Harris and Bess Dawson-Hughes},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2009},
  volume={36},
  pages={218-223}
}
Elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality. PTH levels increase with adiposity in older adults but the basis for this association is unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the association of percent body fat (%Fat) with serum PTH in 307 older men and women and to determine the extent to which it may be explained by vitamin D status, bone turnover, calcium metabolism, and glucose homeostasis. The data are from the baseline visit of a… CONTINUE READING

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