According to a recent study published in Diabetes Care, young women who have type 1 diabetes have a lower level of bone mineral density than those women who do not have the disease.
According to a research team from the University at Buffalo, New York that confirms a previous study, BMD differences persist over time. To reach their conclusio, the team studied some 65 women with type 1 diabetes and 85 women who did not have the disease.
To generate the findings, the team adjusted for oral contraceptive use, age, body mass index and more. Dr. Mastrandrea was reported as commenting: “Although bone density testing is not routinely performed in young women, these data suggest that screening may be important in young women with type 1 diabetes.”

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