Bone mineral density comparison of adolescents with constitutional thinness and anorexia nervosa


Kizilkan M. P. , AKGÜL S., DERMAN O., KANBUR N.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.31, no.5, pp.545-550, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2017-0342
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-550
  • Keywords: adolescent, anorexia nervosa, bone mineral density, constitutional thinness, male, BROWN ADIPOSE-TISSUE, X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY, WOMEN, OSTEOPOROSIS, WEIGHT, METABOLISM, TURNOVER, CHILDREN, HEALTH, IMPACT

Abstract

Background: The negative impact of anorexia nervosa (AN) on bone health is well defined. However, there are very few studies evaluating the effect of constitutional thinness on bone health, especially in the adolescent period and in the male gender. The aim of this study is to compare the bone mineral density (BMD) measurements of adolescents with AN and with constitutional thinness.