Low bioavailable testosterone levels predict future height loss in postmenopausal women

  title={Low bioavailable testosterone levels predict future height loss in postmenopausal women},
  author={S. Jassal and E. Barrett-connor and S. Edelstein},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Research},
  • S. Jassal, E. Barrett-connor, S. Edelstein
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
  • The objective of this study was to examine the relation of endogenous sex hormones to subsequent height loss in postmenopausal women, in whom height loss is usually a surrogate for osteoporotic vertebral fractures. This was a prospective, community‐based study. The site chosen was Rancho Bernardo, an upper middle class community in Southern California. A total of 170 postmenopausal women participated, aged 55–80 years. None of them were taking exogenous estrogen between 1972 and 1974. Plasma… CONTINUE READING
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