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A Population-Based Assessment of Rates of Bone Loss at Multiple Skeletal Sites: Evidence for Substantial Trabecular Bone Loss in Young Adult Women and Men

By B Lawrence Riggs, L Joseph Melton, Richard A Robb, Jon J Camp, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Lisa McDaniel, Shreyasee Amin, Peggy A Rouleau and Sundeep Khosla


Using QCT, we made a longitudinal, population-based assessment of rates of bone loss over life at the distal radius, distal tibia, and lumbar spine. Cortical bone loss began in perimenopause in women and later in life in men. In contrast, trabecular bone loss began in young adulthood in both sexes

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Publisher: Amer Soc Bone & Mineral Res.
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