Bone Mineral Density at Extremely Low Weight in Patients With Anorexia Nervosa

Pauline Bemer; Laura Di Lodovico; Ohanyan Haykanush; Hélène Théodon; Karine Briot; Robert Carlier; Marika Dicembre; Maéva Duquesnoy; Jean-Claude Melchior; Mouna Hanachi


Clin Endocrinol. 2021;95(3):423-429. 

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Low BMD is a frequent finding in extremely severe patients with AN, characterized by predominant lumbar involvement. Malnutrition, energy restriction, precocity and chronicity of AN are independent predictors of this BMD loss. Prospective studies are needed to confirm the benefits of vitamin and hormonal supplementation on BMD and of early detection of BMD loss in patients with AN.