ISSN 1662-4009 (online)

Volume 15 | ESPEYB15 | Next issue

Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology 2018

5 Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism

Life-long skeletal consequences of delayed puberty

ey0015.5-9 | Life-long skeletal consequences of delayed puberty | ESPEYB15

5.9 Genetically Determined Later Puberty Impacts Lowered Bone Mineral Density in Childhood and Adulthood

DL Cousminer , JA Mitchell , A Chesi , SM Roy , HJ Kalkwarf , JM Lappe , V Gilsanz , SE Oberfield , JA Shepherd , A Kelly , SE McCormack , BF Voight , BS Zemel , SF Grant

To read the full abstract: J Bone Miner Res 2018;33:430-436Bone mass increases dramatically during puberty. The process of sexual maturation is therefore likely to impact lifelong bone health. Bone mineral density (BMD) tracks throughout life and later age at menarche is associated with increased osteoporosis risk in women, possibly because of combined effects of later menarche and lower peak bone ma...