Aging bone in men and women: Beyond changes in bone mineral density

C. R. Russo, F. Lauretani, S. Bandinelli, B. Bartali, A. Di Iorio, S. Volpato, J. M. Guralnik, T. Harris, L. Ferrucci

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Using peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) we assessed trabecular and cortical bone density, mass and geometric distribution at the tibia level in 512 men and 693 women, age range 20-102 years, randomly selected from the population living in the Chianti area, Tuscany, Italy. Total, trabecular and cortical bone density decreased linearly with age (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-538
Number of pages8
JournalOsteoporosis International
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone mechanical properties
  • Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • PQCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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