Low Bone Density in CF Adults May Be Tied to Inflammation Marker

Low Bone Density in CF Adults May Be Tied to Inflammation Marker

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Low Bone Density in CF Adults May Be Tied to Inflammation Marker

Poor bone density is increasingly evident in older cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, and may be linked to an inflammation biomarker known as interleukin 8 (IL-8), a small study in Canada suggests. Bone disorders can affect 24% of adults with CF, the study noted, adding that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recommends routine testing of patients’ bone mineral density starting at age 9. Its findings, however, also indicated that inflammation did not necessarily predict future bone loss, and…

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