Homocysteine levels and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, Volume 94, Issue 4, p.1207-13 (2009)


2009, Aged, Alcohol Drinking, Biological Markers, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Female, Hip Fractures, Homocysteine, Humans, Hyperhomocysteinemia, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Smoking


Recent studies suggest that high homocysteine levels are associated with an increased risk of fractures. Homocysteine levels are known to be influenced by vitamin B and folate supply or status, and poor renal function can result in higher levels independent of nutritional adequacy.