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ABSTRACT: We evaluated 207 individuals (49 men and 158 women) living in a small town in central Japan to identify the risk factors for,
and the etiology of, osteoporosis. Female sex, advanced age, short stature, low body weight, and deficiencies in calcium and
protein intake were associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis. Nutrition appeared to be strongly related to a decrease
in bone mass, because subjects who lived solitary lives were more likely to have decreased bone mass and bone mass was similar
between husbands and wives.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 07/1994; 12(1):65-68. DOI:10.1007/BF02383411