Pubertal timing and bone phenotype in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study.
To investigate the effect of pubertal timing, assessed in adolescence, on bone size, strength and density in men and women in early old age.
A British birth cohort study with prospective indicators of pubertal timing based on age at menarche, clinical assessment of pubertal stage, and growth tempo from serial height measures, and bone measures derived from peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DX...Expand abstract
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