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The role of androgens in osteoporosis and frailty 

The role of androgens in osteoporosis and frailty
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The role of androgens in osteoporosis and frailty
Author(s):

Karen Choong

and Shalender Bhasin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651672.003.0014
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date: 31 March 2020

Ageing is associated with declines in skeletal muscle mass, muscle strength and power, physical function, and bone mass and quality; these impairments contribute to increased risk of falls, disability, and fractures.

In epidemiological studies, low testosterone levels are associated with lower skeletal muscle mass, muscle strength, physical function, and bone mineral density and higher risk of functional limitations, fractures, and mortality....

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