International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Changes of serum acid phosphate and alkaline phosphatase in relation to age and the onset of osteoporosis among urban women
Author(s): Bharathi R and Baby D
Abstract: Analyzing biochemical turnover markers will be helpful to predict the bone health status of individuals. The present study aimed at studying the two essential enzymes involved in bone turnover process viz., serum acid phosphatase and serum alkaline phosphatase which are considered as bone resorption and bone formation marker respectively among urban women aged 35 to 74 years. The findings well demonstrated that resorption levels were increased markedly with the age as well as with the onset of osteoporosis by elevated levels both biochemical parameters studied. Serum acid phosphatase and serum alkaline phosphatase being considered as biochemical resorption marker and formation marker respectively found to be increased from younger to elderly and also as the bone density regressed from normal to osteopenia and further to osteoporosis. Adopting healthy dietary and life style practices may be helpful to reduce age-related bone loss and early onset of osteoporosis.
Pages: 425-429 | 528 Views 8 Downloads
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Bharathi R, Baby D. Changes of serum acid phosphate and alkaline phosphatase in relation to age and the onset of osteoporosis among urban women. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):425-429.