A fascinating study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found a strong correlation between reduced Bone Mineral Density and Breast Arterial Calcification associated with cardiovascular disease.
Women in the study at Columbia University Medical Center received mammograms as well as DXA scans, and results indicated women with osteoporosis were more likely to have the calcification. This is important because it suggests BMD could be considered a warning sign for women at risk of vascular disease.
To check out the abstract, go to http://jcem.endojournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/93/1/208.
Published On: March 11, 2008