Critical years and stages of puberty for spinal and femoral bone mass accumulation during adolescence.

@article{Bonjour1991CriticalYA,
  title={Critical years and stages of puberty for spinal and femoral bone mass accumulation during adolescence.},
  author={J. P. Bonjour and G{\'e}rald E Theintz and B. Buchs and Daniel Slosman and Ren{\'e} R Rizzoli},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1991},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={
          555-63
        }
}
Maximizing peak bone mass is advocated as a way to prevent osteoporosis. As a prerequisite to the elaboration of any preventive program aimed at maximizing peak bone mass, it is important to determine how the rate of skeletal growth at clinically relevant sites, such as lumbar spine and femoral neck, proceeds in relation to age and pubertal stages in both sexes. Bone mass was assessed in 207 healthy caucasian boys and girls, aged 9-18 yr. Bone mineral density (BMD; grams per cm2) and content… CONTINUE READING
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