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Anorexia Linked to Low Bone Density, Osteoporosis

Key clinical point: Younger patients with anorexia nervosa have a high prevalence of reduced bone mineral density.

Major finding: 43.5% of the assessed patients met the established criteria for low BMD.

Study details: A retrospective study of the bone density of 336 patients (average age, 27 years) with anorexia nervosa who were admitted to a treatment facility.

Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Workman C et al. Bone. 2019 Nov 23. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2019.115161.