Lund, Amy E.
January 2008
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jan2008, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study that reveals that premenopausal women with even mild depression have less bone mass than do their nondepressed peers. The study reveals that 17% of women with mild depression (test group) had thinner bone in the part of the hip called the femoral neck, compared with 2% of nondepressed women (controlled group). The study also finds low bone mass in the lumbar spine in 20% of women in the test group and 9% of the women in the control group.


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