ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.33, no.3, pp.443-448, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Introduction: Platelets have many functions notably atherogenesis, inflamation and atherothrombosis. Platelets precursors megakaryocytes are shown to contribute to bone formation with osteoblasts. It was indicated that vitamin D, which also played an important role in bone remodeling, had receptors in many tissues as well as receptors in platelets, and these receptors decreased in osteoporosis. In this study we aimed to evaluate the relationship between the mean platelet volume (MPV), which shows platelets and platelet functions, and bone mineral density (BMD) and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in postmenopausal women.