Bone Mass Eight Years After Treatment for Adolescent-Onset Anorexia Nervosa.
Summary of "Bone Mass Eight Years After Treatment for Adolescent-Onset Anorexia Nervosa."
This paper aims to study long-term bone mineral development in former patients with an onset of anorexia nervosa during childhood and adolescence.
Bone mineral density (BMD) in lumbar spine and total hip was measured in 39 female participants (mean age = 23.1 years, SD 3.5) an average of 8.1 (±3.3) years after treatment start.
At follow-up, seven participants (17.9%) still suffered from an eating disorder. Mean BMD in the former patients was within the normal range in the hip but significantly reduced in the spine. Fourteen (36%) of the participants had osteopenia, and three (8%) had osteoporosis in the spine and/or hip. Amenorrhea for more than two years was associated with reduced BMD in the spine, whereas low weight at follow-up was associated with low BMD in both the spine and the hip.
A large minority of these former patients had low bone mass in young adulthood. In accordance with other studies, our findings support the importance of weight restoration for future bone health in young patients with anorexia nervosa. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Regional Department of Eating Disorders, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The medical science that deals with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in individuals 13-18 years.
A person 13 to 18 years of age.
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Nutritional physiology of children aged 13-18 years.
Any observable response or action of an adolescent.
An adolescent who is receiving long-term in-patient services or who resides in an institutional setting.
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