The literature concerning the dynamics of normal and pathological bone tissue contains many references to the age changes in bone. Surprisingly, there is scant reference to any quantitative relationship between body build and bone structure.


Bone Mineral Bone Turnover Body Stature Bone Mineral Content Bone Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. D. Smith
    • 1
  • M. H. Hobdell
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College Hospital Dental SchoolLondonEngland
  2. 2.The Anatomy DepartmentKing’s CollegeLondonEngland

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