There is considerable current interest in whether activators of bone remodelling, such as IL-1 and other cytokines, are involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. We have therefore studied indices relating to remodelling activation in 50 patients with postmenopausal vertebral osteoporosis and 12 with hip fracture osteoporosis in comparison with 25 age- and sex-matched controls. Because of uncertainty regarding the accuracy of current biochemical markers of bone formation with respect to th...Expand abstract
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Bone remodelling does not decline after menopause in vertebral fracture osteoporosis.
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