Aging bone in men and women: Beyond changes in bone mineral density

C. R. Russo, F. Lauretani, S. Bandinelli, B. Bartali, A. Di Iorio, S. Volpato, J. M. Guralnik, T. Harris, L. Ferrucci

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Abstract

Using peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) we assessed trabecular and cortical bone density, mass and geometric distribution at the tibia level in 512 men and 693 women, age range 20-102 years, randomly selected from the population living in the Chianti area, Tuscany, Italy. Total, trabecular and cortical bone density decreased linearly with age (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-538
Number of pages8
JournalOsteoporosis International
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone mechanical properties
  • Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • PQCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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