Relationship of homocysteine levels with lumbar spine and femur neck BMD in postmenopausal women

Bahtiri E., Islami H., Rexhepi S., Qorraj-Bytyqi H., Thaci K., Thaci S., ...More

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, vol.40, no.4, pp.355-362, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-362
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The focus of several studies in recent years has been the association between increased plasma concentrations of homocysteine (Hcy), reduced bone mineral density and increased risk of bone fractures. Nevertheless, inconsistencies persist in the literature. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between serum Hcy and vitamin B12 status, and bone mineral density, on a group of post-menopausal women.