CDC: Bone mineral density varies by age, race

08/13/2013 |

After adjusting for race and ethnicity, 12- to 19-year-olds had significantly higher total body bone mineral density than 8- to 11-year-olds in both genders, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The total body BMD of non-Hispanic blacks was substantially higher when compared with non-Hispanic whites, regardless of age or sex, researchers said.

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