Bone mineralization in Brazilian adolescents: the years of maximum bone mass incorporation.

  title={Bone mineralization in Brazilian adolescents: the years of maximum bone mass incorporation.},
  author={Carla Cristiane da Silva and Tamara Beres Lederer Goldberg and Altamir dos Santos Teixeira and Jos{\'e} Carlos Dalmas},
  journal={Archivos latinoamericanos de nutricion},
  volume={57 2},
Puberty is the fundamental period for bone mass (BM) acquisition. In this period mineralization is found to increase with levels of high bone formation. The critical years of intense bone anabolism deserve special attention, as adequate gain could minimize fracture risk in later years. The objective of this work was to study bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in male adolescents with age bracket and maturation level. Sixty-one healthy male 10 to 19 year-olds were… CONTINUE READING


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