Artículos de revistas
Is there a relationship between diet quality and bone health in elderly women? A cross-sectional study
Archives of endocrinology and metabolism, v. 65, n. 5, p. 609-616, 2021.
Universidade Paulista (Unip)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Objective: To evaluate whether there is a relationship between diet quality and bone health in a group of elderly Brazilian women. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed with 105 elderly women. Participants were evaluated regarding diet quality (good, needing improvement, and poor) and its relationship with bone mineral density (BMD), bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BSAP), and C-telopeptide (CTX). Results: Fifty eight participants (55.2%) presented a poor-quality diet and 47 (44.8%) required dietary improvements, while no subjects presented a good quality diet. The group requiring dietary improvements had lower CTX [0.35 (0.05;1.09) vs. 0.52 (0.10;1.45); p = 0.03)] and BSAP (38.7 ± 12.9 U/L vs. 46.10 ± 15.2 U/L; p < 0.01) levels than the poor-quality diet group. Groups did not differ in terms of BMD. Conclusion: In this group of elderly Brazilian women, there was a relationship between diet quality and bone health, where worse diet quality was associated with higher levels of bone remodelling markers.