Associations Between Aldosterone-Renin-Ratio and Bone Parameters Derived from Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography and Impact Microindentation in Men.


Components of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) are present on bone cells. One measure of RAAS activity, the aldosterone-renin-ratio (ARR), is used to screen for primary aldosteronism. Associations between ARR and bone mineral density are conflicting. This study investigated associations between ARR and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and impact microindentation (IMI). Male participants (n = 431) were from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. ‘Likely’ primary aldosteronism was defined as ARR >/= 70 pmol/mIU. Another group, ‘possible’ primary aldosteronism, was defined as either ARR >/= 70 pmol/mIU or taking a medication that affects the RAAS, but not a beta blocker, and renin 0.05). There were no associations between ARR or aldosterone and pQCT-derived bone parameters. Men with likely primary aldosteronism had lower bone area, suggesting clinically high levels of ARR may have a negative impact on bone health.

Author: Holloway-Kew KL, Anderson KB, Rufus-Membere P, Tembo MC, Sui SX, Hyde NK, Kotowicz MA, Gwini SM, Yang J, Diez-Perez A, Henneberg M, Liao WH, Pasco JA

Organization: IMPACT - the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation, School of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Year: 2023

GID: 6062

Created on: 12.09.2023

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