Bone density and hemoglobin levels in older persons: Results from the InCHIANTI study

Matteo Cesari, Marco Pahor, Fulvio Lauretani, Brenda W H J Penninx, Benedetta Bartali, Roberto Russo, Antonio Cherubini, Richard Woodman, Stefania Bandinelli, Jack M. Guralnik, Luigi Ferrucci

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Abstract

Hypoxemia has been recognized as a risk factor for bone loss. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship of bone mass and density measures with anemia and hemoglobin levels in a large sample of older community-dwelling persons. The study is based on data from 950 participants enrolled in the "Invecchiare in Chianti" (Aging in the Chianti area, InCHIANTI) study. All the analyses were performed considering continuous hemoglobin levels as well as the dichotomous anemia variable (defined according to WHO criteria as hemoglobin

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-699
Number of pages9
JournalOsteoporosis International
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Bone density
  • Cortical bone density
  • Hemoglobin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Cesari, M., Pahor, M., Lauretani, F., Penninx, B. W. H. J., Bartali, B., Russo, R., Cherubini, A., Woodman, R., Bandinelli, S., Guralnik, J. M., & Ferrucci, L. (2005). Bone density and hemoglobin levels in older persons: Results from the InCHIANTI study. Osteoporosis International, 16(6), 691-699. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-004-1739-6