Genetic predisposition to later puberty causes lower bone density in children and adults

Posted by on November 27, 2017 5:05 pm
Categories: health

People whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty have lower bone mineral density, especially in their lower spine. Because adolescence is a critical period for accruing bone, this effect may increase a person’s risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *