Adaptations in tibial cortical thickness and total volumetric bone density in postmenopausal South Asian women with small bone size

Andrea L. Darling, Ohood A. Hakim, Khim Horton, Michelle A. Gibbs, Liang Cui, Jacqueline L. Berry, Susan A. Lanham-New, Kathryn H. Hart

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    Abstract

    There is some evidence that South Asian women may have an increased risk of osteoporosis compared with Caucasian women, although whether South Asians are at increased risk of fracture is not clear. It is unknown whether older South Asian women differ from Caucasian women in bone geometry. This is the first study, to the authors' knowledge, to use peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) to measure radial and tibial bone geometry in postmenopausal South Asian women. In comparison to Caucasian women, Asian women had smaller bone size at the 4% (-. 18% p.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-43
    Number of pages7
    JournalBone
    Volume55
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

    Keywords

    • Bone
    • Ethnicity
    • Postmenopausal women
    • PQCT
    • South Asians

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