BONE LOSS DURING AND AFTER MENOPAUSE IN TWINS

Grant number: 1080204 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Menopause is one of the important risk factors for bone loss, structural decay and bone fragility. We aim to quantify the biochemical, microstructural and biomechanical basis of loss of bone strength during and after menopause. A cohort of 324 pairs of female-female twins aged 25 to 75 years old will be followed up for up to 9 years. Defining the structural basis of bone fragility provides a rational means to identifying women at risk for fracture.

University of Melbourne Researchers