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Osteoporosis and renal dysfunction in a general population exposed to cadmium in China.

Författare och institution:
Taiyi Jin (-); Gunnar Nordberg (Institutionen för de kirurgiska disciplinerna, Avdelningen för anestesiologi och intensivvård); Tingting Ye (-); Meihua Bo (-); Hongfu Wang (-); Guoying Zhu (-); Qinghu Kong (-); Alfred Bernard (-)
Publicerad i:
Environmental research, 96 ( 3 ) s. 353-9
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Osteoporosis is a common metabolic disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. Many factors are involved in the occurrence of osteoporosis. Cadmium can cause both osteomalacia and osteoporosis and these effects have long been investigated through various epidemiological or experimental studies. The present study examines a possible relationship between cadmium nephropathy and its effects on the skeleton in populations living in a polluted area in southeast China. Monophoton absorptiometry was used to measure bone mineral density in the population and the Z score (the number of SD from the difference between the measured bone density of the individual and the group mean value for sex- and age-matched controls) was introduced to define osteoporosis (Z score < -2). Osteoporosis caused by cadmium exposure was demonstrated in this study on a general population environmentally exposed to cadmium in China. It was found that there were significant differences in the prevalence of osteoporosis among the different urinary cadmium groups (chi2 = 18.84, P = 0.0008). The linear trend test gave chi2 = 16.281, P = 0.00005. There was a dose-response relationship between cadmium exposure (urinary cadmium) and prevalence of osteoporosis. Of 31 subjects with osteoporosis, 23 subjects were suffering from renal dysfunction. The prevalence of renal dysfunction (74.19%) was significantly higher than that in those without osteoporosis (chi2 = 16.53, P < 0.001). Stratum analysis was performed to further assess the relationship between bone damage and renal impairment caused by cadmium. There was a significant difference between those with and without tubular damage (chi2 = 19.92, P = 0.000) but not in those with and without glomerular damage (chi2 = 0.08, P = 0.114). This showed that glomerular dysfunction plays a smaller role than tubular dysfunction in the causation of bone damage. It was found that the prevalence of osteoporosis increases with increasing values of parameters of tubular damage. Osteoporosis caused by cadmium is thus related to kidney dysfunction and especially to tubular damage and its severity but not to glomerular damage. The present study has thus demonstrated the combined adverse effects (osteoporosis and renal dysfunction) caused by environmental exposure to cadmium for the first time in Asia outside the endemic area in Japan.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Adult, Aged, Bone Density, Cadmium, adverse effects, Case-Control Studies, China, epidemiology, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Environmental Pollutants, poisoning, Female, Humans, Incidence, Kidney Diseases, epidemiology, etiology, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, epidemiology, etiology
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2007-10-15 10:58

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