Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number in Peripheral Blood Is Associated with Femoral Neck Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women

The Journal of Rheumatology, 05/17/2012

Low mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content in peripheral blood is related to decreased femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. The findings suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction may be a potential pathophysiologic mechanism of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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