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ba0001pp382 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2013

The relationship between cardiovascular risk and bone mineral density: an important role for anthropometry

de Jongh Renate , Jameson Karen , Syddall Holly , Sayer Avan , den Heijer Martin , Cooper Cyrus , Dennison Elaine

Introduction: Cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis have often been reported to coexist in older people. However, the literature is conflicting regarding size and indeed direction of the association. The aim of the present study was therefore to assess associations between the Framingham general cardiovascular risk score and bone characteristics in a cohort of older adults.Methods: We studied 374 men and 379 women, born 1931–1939, who participated...