Osteoporosis in earlier human populations.

  title={Osteoporosis in earlier human populations.},
  author={Simon Mays},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  volume={2 1},
  • Simon Mays
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of clinical densitometry : the official…
Skeletons excavated from archeological sites form a rich resource for research into ancient disease. This article takes the form of a brief review of some of the work that has been conducted on osteoporosis in past populations using collections of ancient skeletons. It is clear from this work that osteoporosis has a long history in humankind.