Sex-specific developmental changes in muscle size and bone geometry at the femoral shaft

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  • Wolfgang Hogler
  • C J R Blimkie
  • C T Cowell
  • D Inglis
  • F Rauch
  • And 5 others
  • A F Kemp
  • P Wiebe
  • C S Duncan
  • N Farpour-Lambert
  • H J Woodhead

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When expressed as a percentage of the average result in young adults, bone mineral content lags behind bone length before puberty. Even though this observation has led to speculation about bone fragility in children, such relationships could simply be due to scaling effects when measures with different geometrical dimensions are compared.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-9
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


  • Adolescent, Adult, Body Size, Body Weight, Bone Density, Bone Development, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Femur, Humans, Male, Muscle Development, Muscle, Skeletal, Sex Factors