Long-term bone loss in men: effects of genetic and environmental factors.

  title={Long-term bone loss in men: effects of genetic and environmental factors.},
  author={Charles W. Slemenda and Joe C. Christian and Terry Reed and T K Reister and C J Williams and Conrad Johnston},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={117 4},
OBJECTIVE To identify environmental factors associated with bone loss in adult male twins and to determine the extent to which shared environmental characteristics affect estimates of the genetic influence on bone loss. DESIGN A 16-year cohort study. SETTING A midwestern university hospital. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and eleven male veterans of World War II or the Korean conflict, born between 1916 and 1927. All were twins, with the sample comprising 48 pairs and 15 persons whose twin… CONTINUE READING


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