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Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurements at peripheral sites can be used to estimate osteoporotic fracture risk. However, measurements at these sites are less suitable to predict bone mineral density (BMD) or fracture risk at the central skeleton. We investigated whether direct QUS measurements...
We aimed to assess whether circulating sex steroids would influence bone density and bone loss, whether part of this influence could be explained by genetic variation measured as polymorphisms in candidate genes affecting circulating hormone levels, or whether gene polymorphisms would have direct...