One in four people with diabetes have dangerous bone disease

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In a study from the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, scientists found more than one-quarter of people with diabetes have osteoporosis (OP).

They did a review to estimate the prevalence of OP in patients with diabetes. A total of 21 studies through July 2022 were included.

The researchers found that among 11,603 people with type 2 diabetes, there was a high prevalence of OP (27.67 percent).

The prevalence of OP in diabetes patients aged 60 years or younger was lower (19.17 percent) than for older individuals (29.61 percent).

There was also a positive trend toward a higher OP prevalence among women with diabetes.

In patients with diabetes and obesity, OP prevalence was higher (32.02 percent) than in people with diabetes but without obesity (28.36 percent).

The analysis was based on mostly high-quality studies and three medium-quality studies.

The team suggests that worldwide, a high prevalence of OP was found in patients with type 2 diabetes. Strong measures to prevent and treat osteoporosis in diabetic patients are required.

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The study was conducted by Xueying Liu et al and published in BMC Endocrine Disorders.

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