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01.12.2018 | Original Article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Archives of Osteoporosis 1/2018

Association between metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in Taiwanese middle-aged and elderly participants

Zeitschrift:
Archives of Osteoporosis > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Hsin-Hui Lin, Chun-Yuan Huang, Lee-Ching Hwang

Abstract

Summary

This study examined the association between metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis among middle-aged and elderly Taiwanese participants. After controlling for body mass index, age, liver and renal functions, and nutrition and exercise statuses, we found no significant association between MS and osteoporosis in either gender.

Purpose

The term metabolic syndrome (MS) encompasses different abnormalities with independent effects on bone metabolism, which has led to inconsistencies in the association between MS and osteoporosis. This study evaluated this association among middle-aged and elderly Taiwanese participants by adjusting relevant covariates.

Methods

We enrolled 2007 participants (1045 men and 962 women) older than 50 years, who underwent a health examination at a preventive examination agency in urban Taiwan. We studied age, gender, diabetes mellitus and hypertension histories, smoking and exercise statuses, metabolic and nutrition indices, and liver and renal function profiles. We conducted multiple logistic regression analyses to examine the association between MS and osteoporosis by categorizing participants in terms of gender and body mass index (BMI).

Results

Overall, men with osteoporosis were less likely to have MS, and displayed fewer MS components than men without osteoporosis; but we found no significant associations between MS, or its components, and osteoporosis in women. After forming two groups according to BMI and adjusting for covariates, we found no association between MS and osteoporosis in any group. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that regular exercise had a negative association with osteoporosis in the low BMI group for men (OR, 0.365; p = 0.008).

Conclusions

After BMI stratification and adjustments for age, nutrition status, liver and renal functions, and exercise status, we found no significant association between MS and osteoporosis in either gender. Regular exercise may prevent osteoporosis, particularly in men with a lean body mass.

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