Role of peak bone mass and bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis: 12 year study.

@article{Hansen1991RoleOP,
  title={Role of peak bone mass and bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis: 12 year study.},
  author={Majbritt Hansen and Kirsten Overgaard and Bente Juel Riis and Claus Christiansen},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1991},
  volume={303 6808},
  pages={961-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the role of peak bone mass and subsequent postmenopausal bone loss in the development of osteoporosis and the reliability of identifying women at risk from one bone mass measurement and one biochemical assessment of the future bone loss. DESIGN Population based study. SETTING Outpatient clinic for research into osteoporosis. SUBJECTS 178 healthy early postmenopausal women who had participated in a two year study in 1977. 154 of the women underwent follow up… CONTINUE READING

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