Osteoporosis in hypogonadal men: role of decreased plasma 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, calcium malabsorption, and low bone formation.

@article{Francis1986OsteoporosisIH,
  title={Osteoporosis in hypogonadal men: role of decreased plasma 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, calcium malabsorption, and low bone formation.},
  author={Roger M. Francis and Munro Peacock and Jean E. Aaron and Peter Selby and Gordon A. Taylor and Joel Thompson and David H. Marshall and Anthony Horsman},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1986},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={261-8}
}
To investigate the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in male hypogonadism we have investigated a heterogeneous group of 13 men with hypogonadism: 7 men (median age 60, range 31-79) with two or more vertebral crush fractures and 6 men (median age 61.5, range 28-76) without vertebral fractures. The group with crush fractures had trabecular and cortical osteoporosis as assessed by Singh grade, iliac crest trabecular bone volume, and metacarpal cortical area/total area. This was accompanied by an… CONTINUE READING

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