Accounting for racial/ethnic variation in bone mineral content and density: the competing influences of socioeconomic factors, body composition, health and lifestyle, and circulating androgens and estrogens

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The relative importance of various contributors to racial/ethnic variation in BMC/BMD is not established. Using population-based data, we determined that body composition differences (specifically skeletal muscle and fat mass) are among the strongest contributors to these variations. Racial/ethnic variation in fracture risk is well documented, but the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-010-1520-y

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@article{Travison2010AccountingFR, title={Accounting for racial/ethnic variation in bone mineral content and density: the competing influences of socioeconomic factors, body composition, health and lifestyle, and circulating androgens and estrogens}, author={Thomas G. Travison and Gordon R. Chiu and John B Mckinlay and A. Araujo}, journal={Osteoporosis International}, year={2010}, volume={22}, pages={2645-2654} }