Hi Osteo: How are you?? Thanks so much for the reference... I've been wondering and reading for years what the connection is between arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory disorders that are closely linked to osteoporosis. I know that arthritis, and lupus are secondary causes of osteo, but I never really understood how inflammation could cause increased bone turnover. There are the drugs that lupus/arthritis patients take, like prednisone, that can cause osteo, so I thought the connection might end there, but you're right there is another factor involved. Let us know what the books say.
I'll have to reread the cytokine connection at the Univ of WA, to see what you are referring to, which I'm about to do. I'm having more trouble with my eyes so I can't do a lot of reading or posting but at least I know where to look now-Merci
Get back to you when I've read it all!!!
P.S. There's a bunch of things I wanted to mention about bone turnover and hormones but it will have to wait for now. Stay tuned... In the meantime read the Remodeling link at the Univ of WA to understand how osteoblasts and osteoclasts work sequentially. The link has the "ASBMRed" acronym in it.