Bachmann KN, Schorr M, Bruno AG, Bredella MA, Lawson EA, Gill CM, Singhal V, Meenaghan E, Gerweck AV, Slattery M, Eddy KT, Ebrahimi S, Koman SL, Greenblatt JM, Keane RJ, Weigel T, Misra M, Bouxsein ML, Klibanski A, Miller KK. Vertebral Volumetric Bone Density and Strength Are Impaired in Women With Low-Weight and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2017 Jan 1;102(102). 57-68. PMID: 27732336 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5413107
Areal bone mineral density (BMD) is lower, particularly at the spine, in low-weight women with anorexia nervosa (AN). However, little is known about vertebral integral volumetric BMD (Int.vBMD) or vertebral strength across the AN weight spectrum, including "atypical" AN [body mass index (BMI) ≥18.5 kg/m2].