Bone mineral density of lumbar spine and proximal femur in healthy males

2004-01-01
Akın, Serhat
Isikli, S
Korkusuz, F
Ungan, M
Senkoylu, A
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between BMD and age at lumbar spine and proximal femur in Turkish males. Two hundred ninety healthy males (aged 20-59 years) were investigated. BMD of the lumbar spine had its peak at ages 30-39, however, the peak for the proximal femur was between the ages of 20 and 29. There was a significant decrease in BMD at proximal femur after these peak values with increasing age. In conclusion, there was a significant correlation between age and the proximal femoral BMD in males and age has a strong predictive power on proximal femur BMD score.

Citation Formats
S. Akın, S. Isikli, F. Korkusuz, M. Ungan, and A. Senkoylu, “Bone mineral density of lumbar spine and proximal femur in healthy males,” JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol. 259, no. 2, pp. 361–364, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/40341.