Project: Importance of andropause on the occurence of osteo-articular pathology in men and possible therapeutic implications.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-99
- A cross-sectional and longitudinal study will examine the influence of androgen status on the occurence of osteo-articular diseases in elderly men. Unknown are the impact of declining androgen levels on development of senile osteoporosis, the role ofandrogens in osteo-artrosis and in the lower frequency of auto-immune diseases in men. There may be a link between androgens, cytokines and bone metabolism.