Of fracture thresholds and bone mineral density reference data: does one size really fit all?

Men who fracture have greater mean bone mineral density (BMD) than women who fracture, and to some this suggests that BMD fracture "thresholds" are greater in men than women, justifying use of a male BMD reference standard. Others disagree and argue that because BMD distribution in men is right-shifted (higher) compared with women, anything that occurs with… CONTINUE READING