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Bone Health in Coeliac Disease: Do B-vitamins have a role?

Clarke, Michelle, Ward, Mary, Dickey, William and McNulty, Helene (2013) Bone Health in Coeliac Disease: Do B-vitamins have a role?, National Osteoporosis Society [Other]

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Abstract

Coeliac Disease (CD) is a common, autoimmune inflammatory condition induced by gluten consumption in genetically susceptible individuals. Patients with CD are at increased risk of osteoporosis, a feature often attributed to chronic calcium and/or vitamin D malabsorption. It is possible however that other nutritional factors also contribute to poor bone health in CD. As previously described in this journal by researchers at our centre, emerging evidence in generally healthy cohorts worldwide supports a potential role for certain B-vitamins in bone health. Here we consider the possibility that low B-vitamin status, and/ or elevated concentrations of the closely related metabolite homocysteine, may contribute to osteoporosis in CD.

Item Type:Other
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:28826
Deposited By: Ms Michelle Clarke
Deposited On:13 Mar 2014 09:40
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 09:40

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