The study findings suggest – puberty later stage may weaken bone mineral de-nsity – / bone strength leading to osteoporosis in adulthood.
Osteoprosis’s reduction in bone de-nsity _WHICH_ causes bones to become soft & brittle. It may also increase risk of spontaneous fractures & boosts chances of hospitalization from hip fractures.
Nearly 55 percent of 50-year-old Americans’re currently suffering from de-bilitating co-ndition.
*Study de-tails & findings*
For pre-sent study – lead researcher Vicente Gilsanz – director of Clinical Imaging @ The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – co-nducted study on 78 girls & 84 boys who’d just entered puberty – until they reached sexual maturity.
The Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study found – puberty plays crucial role in de-velopment of bone mass – though there’s no apparent evidence to prove – length of puberty affects bone de-nsity.
The study findings stress – de-lay in onset of puberty among short heighted adolescents might trigger osteoporosis later in life.
Researchers aver – early onset of puberty – occurs naturally may provide 10 to 20 years of protection from dis-ease.
“Puberty has significant role in bone de-velopment – ” explained Gilsanz.
“During this time – bones lengthen & increase in de-nsity. At end of puberty epiphyseal plates close – terminating ability of bones to lengthen. When this occurs – teenager has reached their maximum adult height & peak bone mass.
“We found – early puberty was associated with greater bone mass while later puberty resulted in less – ” Gilsanz added.
The research’s de-tailed in recent issue of journal ‘Pediatrics.
The research’s de-tailed in recent issue of journal ‘Pediatrics