Genetics and osteoporosis.

@article{Albagha2006GeneticsAO,
  title={Genetics and osteoporosis.},
  author={Omar M. E. Albagha and Stuart H. Ralston},
  journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={659-80}
}
Over the past 10 years, many advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms by which genetic factors regulate susceptibility to osteoporosis. It has become clear from studies in man and experimental animals that different genes regulate BMD at different skeletal sites and in men and women. Linkage studies have identified several chromosomal regions that regulate BMD, but only a few causative genes have been discovered so far using this approach. In contrast, significant advances have… CONTINUE READING

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