Differences in Skeletal Microarchitecture and Strength in African-American and Caucasian Women

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 04/10/2013

African–American women have a lower risk of fracture than Caucasian women, and this difference is only partially explained by differences in DXA areal bone mineral density (aBMD). Differences in bone microarchitecture and density contribute to greater estimated bone strength in African–Americans and probably explain, at least in part, the lower fracture risk of African–American women.

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