Calcaneal ultrasound attenuation in older African-American and Caucasian-American women

@article{Cauley1997CalcanealUA,
  title={Calcaneal ultrasound attenuation in older African-American and Caucasian-American women},
  author={Dr J. A. Cauley and Michelle E. Danielson and E. W. Gregg and Molly T. Vogt and Joseph Zmuda and Doug Bauer},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={100-104}
}
The lower fracture rates among African-American women relative to Caucasian women may reflect their higher bone mass. However, bone mass is not the only determinant of bone strength: the quality and microarchitecture of the bone are also important. Quantitative ultrasound is believed to measure properties of bone strength that are independent of bone mass. To test the hypothesis that there are racial differences in quantitative ultrasound measures of bone, we recruited 154 African-American… CONTINUE READING

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