Higher BMD, bone strength lower risk for major adverse coronary events in older men


Sumary of Higher BMD, bone strength lower risk for major adverse coronary events in older men:

  • Older men with higher bone mineral density and preserved cortical bone are less likely to experience a major adverse coronary event, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research..
  • “In older men, low areal BMD, low cortical bone mass, poor cortical bone microarchitecture and low estimated bone strength are associated with higher risk of major adverse coronary events, after adjustment for confounders,”.
  • “Our data on areal BMD confirm the previous studies showing that low areal BMD is associated with higher cardiovascular risk (including major adverse coronary events) and mortality.”.
  • Major adverse coronary events occurred more in those in the lowest BMD quartile compared with men in the highest quartile..
  • Men in the lowest quintiles for cortical density and cortical thickness had a higher risk for an adverse coronary event compared with those in the highest quintile..
  • Participants with a higher cortical density, stiffness and failure load had a lower risk for a major adverse coronary event..
  • The risk for an adverse coronary event was higher in the lowest quintile for cortical thickness, cortical density, trabecular number, stiffness and failure load than all other quintiles combined….

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