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Research Article

Relationship between Serum Total Cholesterol Level and Serum Biochemical Bone Turnover Markers in Healthy Pre- and Postmenopausal Women

Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the subjects based on menopausal status.

VariablePremenopausal ( )Postmenopausal ( ) value

Age (years) <0.001
Height (cm) <0.001
Weight (kg) NS
BMI (kg/m2) <0.001
Spine -score <0.001
Femur -score <0.001
Calcium (mmol/L) <0.001
ALP (U/L) <0.001
Phosphorus (mmol/L) <0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) <0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/L) <0.001
HDL-C (mmol/L) <0.05
hsCRP (mg/L)
(median and interquartile range)
0.39 (0.26–0.73)0.59 (0.36–1.21)<0.001*
CTX ( g/L) <0.001
Osteocalcin ( g/L) <0.001

ALP: alkaline phosphatase; BMI: body mass index; CTX: cross-linked C-terminal telopeptide; HDL-C: high density lipoprotein cholesterol; NS: not significant; TC: total cholesterol. Values are expressed as means ± standard deviations if not otherwise specified. *Analyzed using the Mann-Whitney -test.

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