TitleThe effects of low dose parathyroid hormone on lumbar vertebrae in a rat model for chronic alcohol abuse.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHowe, KS, Iwaniec, UT, Turner, RT
JournalOsteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Date Published2011 Apr
KeywordsX-Ray Microtomography

This study evaluated the hypothesis that increased bone marrow adipogenesis is coupled to decreased bone formation in rats consuming alcohol. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) increased bone formation but had no effect on marrow adiposity. We conclude that increased adiposity does not prevent the bone anabolic response to PTH.