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:7/31/2014)... the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United ... of underground gas storage tankscorrosion that could result ... source of drinking water. In recent years, field ... corroding gas storage tank components such as sump ... of gasoline-ethanol blends and the presence of bacteria, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models ... difficile , which causes an intestinal disease that kills ... of print in Infection and Immunity . ... and non-human primates against the purified toxins produced by ... orogastric spore infection, a laboratory model that mimics the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... step has been made to help better identify and treat ... abnormal narrowing and enlarging of medium sized arteries in the ... other organs causing damage. In a new report appearing in ... , scientists provide evidence that that FMD may not be ... show a connection to abnormalities of bones and joints, as ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits 2C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models 2Scientists discover biochemical mechanisms contributing to fibromuscular dysplasia 2
... a trigger that induces B cells to produce effective and ... a molecule that binds toll-like receptors (TLR) doubles the early ... more effective, IgG form. , The findings, published online and ... of Experimental Medicine , support the emerging concept of ,bridge ...
... July 6 Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... software, today announced that it has supplied its Biometric ... police agency analogous to the U.S. FBI. BioSP is ... product being used by the police agency for several ...
... a new means of determining the sex of skeletal human ... the wake of disasters, the studying of ancient remains and ... able to determine the sex of skeletal remains by visually ... coxa. "This technique is accurate, but is not without its ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers discover trigger to early, effective antibody response 2Researchers discover trigger to early, effective antibody response 3Aware's Biometric Services Platform (BioSP) Deployed By a Large European Police Agency 2Aware's Biometric Services Platform (BioSP) Deployed By a Large European Police Agency 3Aware's Biometric Services Platform (BioSP) Deployed By a Large European Police Agency 4Hips don't lie: Researchers find more accurate technique to determine sex of skeletal remains 2
(Date:8/1/2014)... NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication ... 12, 2014 to discuss its fiscal third quarter results. ... with the SEC by the end of the day ... Sciences, Inc. management will host a conference call beginning ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014 This is a professional and ... Bicarbonate industry in Global and China. The report provides ... and industry chain structure. Global market analysis and Chinese ... history, developments, trends and competitive landscape of the market. ... also offered. , The report also focuses on development ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the ... Flow Cytometry in IVD Applications" report to ... Flow cytometers are powerful reference ... of advanced IVD labs in developed nations. They ... their newer clinical applications included the commercialization and ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 01, 2014 RURO, Inc., Laboratory ... today officially announces the opening of its first ... Park, Baoshan District in Shanghai, PRC, RURO Shanghai’s ... the management of Mr. Shen Gang, the former ... past three years, RURO’s has installed FreezerPro-based solutions ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Applied DNA Sciences to Host Conference Call Tuesday August 12, 2014 2Applied DNA Sciences to Host Conference Call Tuesday August 12, 2014 3Ammonium Bicarbonate Market in Internations & Chinese Regions Research Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Ammonium Bicarbonate Market in Internations & Chinese Regions Research Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3The World Market for Flow Cytometry in IVD Applications 2RURO Opens Office in Shanghai, China 2
... Advanced Chemical Transport, one of the leading ... with Gilead Sciences Inc., North America,s third largest Bio-Med ... - including hazardous Materials disposal, vacuum truck services, spill ... from its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. , ...
... BC, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - avVaa World Health ... biotechnology company, manufacturer and distributor of nationally branded ... the engagement of Koeppel Direct to manage their ... of avVaa World Health Care is excited to ...
... - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ... completed in the Phase II component of a Phase ... patients with advanced cancers. The principal investigators for the ... Cancer Research, London, England, and Dr. Geoff Hall of ...
Cached Biology Technology:avVaa World Health Care Products, Inc. Announces Engagement of Koeppel Direct for their DRTV-Direct Response Television Media Buying Campaign 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Completes Patient Enrolment in U.K. Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Head and Neck Cancer Trial 2
Healthy animals 10-32 weeks of age, mixed gender and breed; collected on wet ice following USDA guidelines, using Alsevers solution at 1:2 dilution...
... for Sequencing allow 5-minute cloning and subsequent sequencing ... vectors with primer sites located as close as ... site. This minimizes the amount of vector DNA ... sequence of your insert.vectors are available. The pCR4-TOPO ...
Carp Vitellogenin ELISA System, 96 wells. ELISARange: 5.0-225 ng/ml.Sensitivity: 5.0 ng/ml.Sample volume: 100 ul.Suitable for use with Carp plasma samples.3-h protocol.Store at 2-8 C. Category: Drug ...
Quartz-Halogen, 100 W, High Intensity...
Biology Products: