How do androgens affect bone?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Androgens have important roles in bone mineralization either directly or through aromatization to estrogen. Lower androgen concentrations have been associated with bone loss in various age groups. [10]


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