Peak bone mass and 7 factors that affect it

Peak bone mass

Peak bone mass, as the term suggests, is the maximum amount of bone that forms in your skeleton.

Now, you do know already that females mature faster than males. This age for skeletal maturity is 14 for girls and in average 16 for boys.

Peak bone mass

Here, are the 8 important facts that you must know about peak bone mass

  1. amount of bony tissue present at the end of the skeletal maturation
  2. important determinant of osteoporotic fracture risk
  3. Believed to occur between 16 and 25 years of age
  4. After peak, bone loss occurs at a rate of 0.3%–0.5% per year
  5. Rate of bone loss is 2%–3% per year in untreated women during the sixth through tenth years after menopause.
  6. Affects trabecular more than cortical bone — > increased anisotropy
  7. Cortical bone becomes thinner and intracortical porosities increase
  8. Higher in men and in African Americans

7 factors that affect peak bone mass

  1. Heredity
  2. Sex
  3. Dietary components
  4. Endocrine factors
  5. Mechanical forces
  6. Exposure to risk factors
  7. Quantitatively most important is genetic determinant

You may also like

  1. Age related changes in the bone
  2. Differences between adult and pediatric bone

External Links

  1. Rubin, L A et al. paper. Pubmed
  2. McGuigan, Fiona E A et al. Pubmed

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