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ba0005p454 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2016

Bone mineral density and vascular calcification in obesity

Bouquegneau Antoine , Walsh Jennifer , Evans Amy , Paggiosi Margaret , Eastell Richard

Background: The presence of vascular calcification (VC) is a predictive factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases, especially in the obese population. VC has also been inversely associated with bone mineral density (BMD) but the results have been inconsistent. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between VC, obesity and volumetric BMD (vBMD).Methods: We studied 148 healthy men and women, aged 55–75 years, divided i...