Navigation Links
Obesity hormone adiponectin increases the risk of osteoporosis in the elderly
Date:11/1/2011

While obesity is a well-known cause of cardiovascular disease, research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has now revealed that the body's obesity hormones adiponectin - are also linked to osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures.

Our skeleton is more than just bones, vertebrae and joints. In fact, it is an active organ that is constantly linked to our brain, our muscles and our fatty tissue. Stem cells the body's most important cells are formed in the skeleton, which is also home to hormones that control the body's blood sugar and obesity by sending signals to other organs.

New research has now revealed that raised levels of obesity hormone in the blood could be connected to osteoporosis.

Dan Mellstrm, a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy and consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, is a leading expert in osteoporosis. As part of an international research project studying the risk factors associated with osteoporosis in elderly men, he and his colleagues have been looking into the obesity hormone adiponectin. This research has now shown that people with raised levels of this hormone also have more fragile skeletons and more fractures, as well as reduced muscle strength and lower muscle mass, increasing the risk of fractures. High adiponectin also seems to be related to increased functional ageing.

"High levels of adiponectin in the elderly seem to be associated with both reduced functioning of the musculature and a more fragile skeleton," says Mellstrm. "This means a higher risk of fractures and falls, and also increased mortality."

The results are based on the Mr OS study, led from the Sahlgrenska Academy, which is looking into the risk factors for osteoporosis in elderly men. The study includes around 11,000 men in Sweden, the USA and Hong Kong.


'/>"/>
Contact: Dan Mellstrm
dan.mellstrom@vgregion.se
46-031-343-9035
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. IADR/AADR publish study on obesity link to periodontitis
2. March of Dimes honors researcher who linked maternal obesity to a babys long-term health
3. New research links common RNA modification to obesity
4. Pediatricians aim to end childhood obesity within a generation
5. Association between menopause, obesity and cognitive impairment
6. Can peer mentors help teens lose weight? new strategies for combatting teen obesity
7. Powerful antibody-based strategy suggests a new therapeutic approach to diabetes and obesity
8. Cell dysfunction linked to obesity and metabolic disorders
9. Abnormal activation of a protein may explain deadly link between high salt intake and obesity
10. Cardiotrophin 1 shows promising results for treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome
11. Government-led efforts targeting eating habits of children needed to curb worldwide obesity epidemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity hormone adiponectin increases the risk of osteoporosis in the elderly
(Date:11/28/2016)... "The biometric system market ... The biometric system market is in the growth stage ... future. The biometric system market is expected to be ... CAGR of 16.79% between 2016 and 2022. Government initiative ... in smartphones, rising use of biometric technology in financial ...
(Date:11/21/2016)...   Neurotechnology , a provider of high-precision ... that the MegaMatcher On Card fingerprint matching algorithm ... NIST Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III ... of the evaluation protocol. The ... fingerprint templates used to establish compliance of template ...
(Date:11/16/2016)... Calif. , Nov. 16, 2016 ... user experience and security for consumer electronics, and ... the financial and retail industry, today announced a ... and convenient way to authenticate users of mobile ... Sensory,s TrulySecure™ software which requires no ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... to their offering. ... , , An ... is anticipated. Nanotechnology will be applied at all stages of ... applications in clinical trials. Many of the assays based on ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 01, 2016 , ... The Conference Forum has announced that the ... will take place on February 1-3, 2017 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York ... program provides a unique 360-degree approach, which addresses the most up-to-date information regarding business ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016   SurePure, Inc. (OTCQB: SURP) a ... Company has concluded an agreement with Tamarack Biotics under ... period to acquire units of the Company,s patented photopurification ... million.  Concurrently with the option, SurePure ... Tamarack will seek regulatory approvals in the ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... November 30, 2016 The global ... players hold a dominant share in the overall market. ... International, Inc., and Merck KGaA, held a lion,s share ... Market Research observes that these companies are expected to ... products that are do not require rabbit pyrogen testing ...
Breaking Biology Technology: