Bone health in children with cerebral palsy in Denmark

The project

International studies have shown a risk of low bone mineral density (BMD) among children with cerebral palsy (CP) and hence a higher risk of fractures, a decreased mobility and higher level of pain experience and this study will access the BMD among Danish children with CP. T

he extend of low BMD among Danish children with CP has not yet been investigated but due to the consequences of low BMD it is of high importance to address the topic. 

We also investigate the glucose metabolism within this group of children to establish more knowledge about the relationship between bone metabolism and glucose metabolism and to increase the knowledge on how these factors influence the general growth and development throughout childhood and adolescent.       

Time frame

August 2018 - August 2021