Senile (type II) osteoporosis: pathogenesis and prevention of estrogen deficiency-related bone loss at the proximal femur.

@article{Boonen1995SenileI,
  title={Senile (type II) osteoporosis: pathogenesis and prevention of estrogen deficiency-related bone loss at the proximal femur.},
  author={Steven Boonen},
  journal={Acta clinica Belgica},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          214-21
        }
}
  • Steven Boonen
  • Published in Acta clinica Belgica 1995
  • Medicine
  • Fractures of the proximal femur are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The residual effects of estrogen deficiency-related bone loss (partially) account for the higher incidence of hip fracture in elderly women compared to elderly men. This accelerated phase of postmenopausal bone loss can be prevented by estrogen substitution therapy. However, when estrogen substitution is discontinued, bone density declines at a rate similar to the perimenopausal one. In line with these… CONTINUE READING

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