Quantitative genetic study of radiographic hand bone size and geometry.

@article{Livshits2003QuantitativeGS,
  title={Quantitative genetic study of radiographic hand bone size and geometry.},
  author={Gregory Livshits and Konstantin Yakovenko and Eugene D Kobyliansky},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          191-8
        }
}
Despite the obvious epidemiological significance of bone size (BS) and geometry (BG) traits as risk factors for osteoporotic fracture, very little is still known concerning the extent of their genetic determination. In the present paper we report the results of quantitative genetic analysis of a number of BG and BS indices, as well as of BMD measurements, obtained on a large pedigree-based sample (296 nuclear families, 1208 individuals) of plain hand radiographs. The families studied were all… CONTINUE READING
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