Association of serum chemerin with calcium, alkaline phosphatase and bone mineral density in postmenopausal females
Objectives: To investigate the association of serum chemerin with calcium, alkaline phosphatase and bone mineral density in postmenopausal non-osteoporotic and osteoporotic females.
Methods: This cross-section analysis was carried out at the orthopedic department of Madina Teaching Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan, in the year 2017-2019. Postmenopausal females were divided into two groups according to their bone mineral density (BMD). All osteoporotic females had a T-score of -2.5 or less. Data were analyzed on SPSS-24.
Results: A total of 140 women were included in our study (80 osteoporotic and 60 non-osteoporotic). Non significant difference in age and BMI was observed between osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic subjects (p=0.152) and (p=0.291) respectively. There was a significant difference found in total BMD, serum chemerin levels between osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic subjects p<0.001 in both parameters. No significant correlation of serum chemerin was found with serum calcium, serum alkaline phosphatase and BMD in postmenopausal osteoporotic females (p=0.907), (p=0.318) (p=0.664) respectively. A significant negative correlation was found between serum alkaline phosphatase levels and total BMD in postmenopausal osteoporotic females (p=- 0.039). Linear regression analysis of serum alkaline phosphatase levels with total BMD showed no association between BMD and serum alkaline phosphatase levels (p=0.869).
Conclusion: There is no association of serum chemerin with calcium, ALP and bone mineral density in non-osteoporotic and osteoporotic postmenopausal females.
How to cite this:
Tariq S, Tariq S, Shahzad M. Association of serum chemerin with calcium, alkaline phosphatase and bone mineral density in postmenopausal females. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(2):384-388. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.2.3907
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