Diminished rates of bone formation in normal black adults.

  title={Diminished rates of bone formation in normal black adults.},
  author={Robert S. Weinstein and Norman H. Bell},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={319 26},
Blacks have a greater bone mass and a lower incidence of osteoporosis and hip fractures than whites. We performed biopsies of the iliac crest in 12 blacks (6 men and 6 women) and 13 whites (8 men and 5 women) who were matched for age (range, 19 to 46 years) and weight, to determine whether histomorphometric differences between blacks and whites could be identified. The static measurements of cortical and cancellous bone architecture were not significantly different in the two groups. In… CONTINUE READING

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