Evolution of spinal bone loss and biochemical markers of bone remodeling after menopause in normal women.
The main objective of this study was to describe longitudinal patterns of spinal bone loss in normal women who undergo a natural menopause. The second objective was to determine if a proportion of women suffer excessively rapid postmenopausal bone loss from the spine. If this was the case it was the aim to devise a means of predicting the woman at excess risk; but if all women lost bone at similar rates, the aim was to document changing loss rates over the first 5-8 postmenopausal years. Resp...Expand abstract
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