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ERIC Number: EJ1117516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Bone Density in Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ekhlaspour, Laya; Baskaran, Charumathi; Campoverde, Karen Joanie; Sokoloff, Natalia Cano; Neumeyer, Ann M.; Misra, Madhusmita
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n11 p3387-3391 Nov 2016
Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at increased risk for fracture, and peri-pubertal boys with ASD have lower bone mineral density (BMD) than controls. Data are lacking regarding BMD in older adolescents with ASD. We compared BMD using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in 9 adolescents/young adults with ASD against 9 typically developing matched controls. Patients with ASD and controls were excluded if they had other underlying conditions that may affect bone. Compared to controls, patients with ASD had (i) lower femoral neck and hip BMD Z-scores, and (ii) lower spine, femoral neck and hip height adjusted BMD Z-scores even after controlling for BMI. Understanding the underlying pathophysiology will be key to developing therapies to improve BMD and reduce fracture risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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