Association of hypogonadism and estradiol levels with bone mineral density in elderly men from the Framingham study.

@article{Amin2000AssociationOH,
  title={Association of hypogonadism and estradiol levels with bone mineral density in elderly men from the Framingham study.},
  author={Sejal R. Amin and Yupeng Zhang and Clark T Sawin and Scott R. Evans and Marian Hannan and Douglas P Kiel and Peter W. F. Wilson and David T. Felson},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={133 12},
  pages={951-63}
}
Osteoporosis is not a problem confined to women; it has important medical and socioeconomic consequences for men as well (1-3). With advancing age, men lose bone mineral density (4, 5), which leads to increased risk for fracture after minimal trauma (6). It is estimated that 13% of white men older than 50 years of age will experience a fracture during their lifetime (7). Approximately 30% of all hip fractures occur in men (8), and the morbidity and mortality after such fractures are much… CONTINUE READING

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