Risk Factors of Bone Mass Loss at the Lumbar Spine: A Longitudinal Study in Healthy Korean Pre- and Perimenopausal Women Older than 40 Years

@inproceedings{Kim2015RiskFO,
  title={Risk Factors of Bone Mass Loss at the Lumbar Spine: A Longitudinal Study in Healthy Korean Pre- and Perimenopausal Women Older than 40 Years},
  author={Sungsu Kim and Jaehoon Jung and Jung Hwa Jung and Soo Kyoung Kim and Rock Bum Kim and Jong Ryeal Hahm and Tuan V. Nguyen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Longitudinal studies on bone mass decline for healthy women are sparse. We performed a retrospective longitudinal study to evaluate the factor associated with bone mass changes at the lumbar spine in healthy Korean pre- and perimenopausal women over the age of 40. We examined the relation of blood tests including thyroid function tests at baseline and follow-up to the annual percentage changes in average BMD of L2-L4 (A%ΔLSBMD). Four hundred and forty-three subjects without diseases or… CONTINUE READING

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