Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women

Share this content:
Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women
Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A set of commonly available variables may be useful in predicting the five-year risk of height loss ≥1 inch in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online May 7 in Menopause.

Xiaodan Mai, Ph.D., from the University at Buffalo in New York, and colleagues identified factors that could predict prospective height loss in 1,024 postmenopausal women participating in the Buffalo Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease Study.

The researchers found that over five years of follow-up, the mean loss of height was 0.4 inches. Marked height loss was significantly associated with age (odds ratio [OR], 1.11), weight (OR, 1.05), use of oral corticosteroids (OR, 4.96), and strenuous exercise at age 18 years at least three times per week (OR, 0.55). The area under the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve was 72.1 percent. The discriminatory ability of the prediction model was not improved with the addition of bone mineral density measures.

"These findings may help to target older women at risk of height loss who may benefit most from prevention strategies for fracture and mortality," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments

FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments

Expensive 'fountain of youth' therapies are unproven, potentially harmful

CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279

CDC: <i>Salmonella</i> Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products ...

Cases reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia; 107 people have been hospitalized

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 ...

No evidence disease can spread to humans, but hunters should be careful around potentially infected animals

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »