Age dependent mineral density in the bones of inhabitants of Karelia

I. G. Pashkova, L. F. Alexina
2013 Učenye Zapiski Sankt-Peterburgskogo Gosudarstvennogo Medicinskogo Universiteta im. Akad. I.P. Pavlova  
Analysis of the age changes of mineral density in the lumbar vertebrae was carried out in 929 people (740 women and 189 men) at the age of 20 to 87 years, living in Karelia. Bone mineral density was evaluated by dual xray absorptiometry. In the women and in the men the spine bone mineralization peak was seen at the age of 22. The peak mineral density values were 5 % lower in the men and 1.6 % in the women in comparison with the data of the densitometer base. Considerable decrease of the bone
more » ... ease of the bone mineral density in the vertebrae in the women began at the age of 41–45 years, and in the men – at the age of 51–55 years. Demineralization of the vertebrae in 75 year old women was 20 %, in the men it was 11.1 %, and in 81–87 year old women – 25.2 %.
doi:10.24884/1607-4181-2013-20-4-31-35 fatcat:vykk2cdwe5a4jmjrabx5pnzkoq