Osteoporosis and atherosclerosis are two chronic degenerative diseases that share several biochemical pathways and risk factors. Previous studies have associated osteoporosis with carotid atherosclerosis, cardiovascular mortality and stroke, but data on the relationship with peripheral artery disease are few and conflicting. The OPG/RANK/RANKL system and Wnt/beta catenin signaling seem to be deeply involved in the pathogenesis of bone alterations and atherosclerotic processes also affect arteries of the lower extremities. Hypovitaminosis D could also play a role in the relationship of these two diseases. New and larger studies are necessary to shed light on this association and to design new drugs able to act in both these chronic degenerative diseases.

Peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis: Not only age-related (Review)

Gaudio, Agostino;Rapisarda, Rosario;Castellino, Pietro;Signorelli, Salvatore Santo
2018

Abstract

Osteoporosis and atherosclerosis are two chronic degenerative diseases that share several biochemical pathways and risk factors. Previous studies have associated osteoporosis with carotid atherosclerosis, cardiovascular mortality and stroke, but data on the relationship with peripheral artery disease are few and conflicting. The OPG/RANK/RANKL system and Wnt/beta catenin signaling seem to be deeply involved in the pathogenesis of bone alterations and atherosclerotic processes also affect arteries of the lower extremities. Hypovitaminosis D could also play a role in the relationship of these two diseases. New and larger studies are necessary to shed light on this association and to design new drugs able to act in both these chronic degenerative diseases.
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