A link loss of bone density decline in weight during menopause

Publié par happy-diet mercredi 13 janvier 2010

A link loss of bone density decline in weight during menopause

Study found that long-term decrease in weight during menopause is linked to - apparently - the increasing rates of loss of bone density.

Said Dr. Jane A. Cooley of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, said, "even women who take hormone therapy, age loss reserves completely bone density."

The report of the Cole and her colleagues that the change in weight lead to changes in bone mineral density, and weight loss during menopause may be more.

The Cooley and colleagues previously identified a larger loss of bone mineral density during the period of 18 months among women, in a program designed to encourage moderate weight loss compared with women Nsahn simply by following the low-fat diet (control group).

The new study tracked the bone mineral density and weight measurements of 373 female non-obese pre-menopausal women ages varied between 44 and 50 years were followed for more than 78 months.

During the period of active intervention, which lasted 54 months, the greater the weight of the control group, members of the 2.6 kg, while the intervention group lost 0.4 kg of body weight on average.

The Cooley that the annual rate of hip bone loss was "the biggest six times" between women who lost weight compared with their counterparts in the control group who did not lose weight.

She said that "women who take hormone therapy in menopausal testified slower rates of loss of bone density. She added that" However, if these women lost weight also had witnessed the fastest rates of bone loss. "

The researchers estimated that the loss of bone density over the past five years represents about 7% among women who have lost weight. Cooley adds that "this amount of bone loss associated with an increase in the risk of fractures."

Recalled that upon re-evaluation of the participants in this study, two years after the cessation of active intervention, the researchers found less in the differences related to weight and absence - in general - the differences in BMD.

The Cooley that the results of the study should not be discouraging women from losing weight if they need to, since the increase in weight associated with a number of health problems.

She said that women have, which is a program to lose weight to be aware of potential negative consequences on the health of bones

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