Homocysteine levels and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.