Serum protein concentrations and bone mineral content in aging normal men

Eric Orwoll, R. M. Weigel, S. K. Oviatt, D. E. Meier, M. R. McClung

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Abstract

Low serum protein levels and low dietary protein intakes possibly influence bone metabolism. To evaluate the relationships among serum protein concentrations, protein intakes, and bone mineral content (BMC), we have examined two populations of normal men. BMC was measured at two radial sites and a vertebral site. Aging was associated with a fall in BMC at all sites. Serum albumin levels also fell with age and were related to BMC. Albumin concentrations were associated with BMC when other variables (calcium and protein intake, vitamin D levels, parathyroid hormone, and urinary calcium) also were considered. Thus, alterations in protein metabolism may affect BMC and may play a role in the genesis of senile osteopenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-621
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume46
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987

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Bone Density
blood proteins
mineral content
Blood Proteins
bones
protein intake
osteopenia
Calcium
calcium
bone metabolism
Proteins
parathyroid hormone
Dietary Proteins
Metabolic Bone Diseases
serum albumin
vitamin D
protein metabolism
Parathyroid Hormone
Vitamin D
Serum Albumin

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Orwoll, E., Weigel, R. M., Oviatt, S. K., Meier, D. E., & McClung, M. R. (1987). Serum protein concentrations and bone mineral content in aging normal men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 46(4), 614-621.

Serum protein concentrations and bone mineral content in aging normal men. / Orwoll, Eric; Weigel, R. M.; Oviatt, S. K.; Meier, D. E.; McClung, M. R.

In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 46, No. 4, 1987, p. 614-621.

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Orwoll, E, Weigel, RM, Oviatt, SK, Meier, DE & McClung, MR 1987, 'Serum protein concentrations and bone mineral content in aging normal men', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 614-621.
Orwoll, Eric ; Weigel, R. M. ; Oviatt, S. K. ; Meier, D. E. ; McClung, M. R. / Serum protein concentrations and bone mineral content in aging normal men. In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1987 ; Vol. 46, No. 4. pp. 614-621.
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