Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p021 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Sexual dimorphism in bone size, density, micro-architecture and strength is site-specific and manifested in favour of boys already in childhood

Kontulainen Saija , Bjorkman Kelsey , Kawalilak Chantal , Duff Whitney , Vatanparast Hassanali , Johnston J.D.

Sex-differences in bone strength manifest at late puberty likely due to sex-specific hormonal stimulus to bone development. Comparisons of bone structural properties between sexes in years preceding the pubertal growth are lacking. Our objective was to assess sex-differences in bone strength, size, density and micro-architecture in childhood. We scanned distal and shaft sites of the radius and tibia from 85 girls and 75 boys (mean age 10.8, S.D. 1.8 years) using...