A study analyzed the relationship between appendicular skeletal muscle (ASM)/height2, osteoporosis, and bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

The study comprised 192 females and 225 males with T2DM. The researchers collated data, and used Spearman correlation, multiple regression analyses, as well as receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis to discern the correlation between ASM/height2, BMD and bone metabolism markers.

The analysis showed that ASM/height2 was positively linked with serum calcium and BMD (P < 0.01). In multivariate regression analysis, the researchers observed significant correlations between ASM/height2 and total lumbar spine, hip, femur neck BMD.

“In patients with T2DM, ASM/height2 was positively correlated with BMD and negatively correlated with osteoporosis,” the researchers concluded.

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Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34342165/

Keywords: bone mineral density, muscle mass, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes