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Higher BMD Linked to Family History of Diabetes in Postmenopausal Women

Key clinical point: Postmenopausal women with first-degree family history of diabetes have elevated bone mineral density, possibly owing to insulin resistance.

Major finding: Lumbar spine BMD was 1.077 and 1.034 g/cm2 for those with and without FHD, respectively; femoral neck BMD was 0.89 vs. 0.85 g/cm2.

Study details: A cross-sectional study with 892 normoglycemic postmenopausal women, of whom 147 had a first-degree FHD.

Disclosures: The study received funding or support from National Key R&D Program of China and from the Wenzhou Science & Technology Bureau. The authors did not disclose any conflicts of interest.


Yang L et al. Menopause. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1097/GME.000000000000