Project: Influence of sex steroids on bone mineralization and maturation, (pre)pubertal growth and body composition in late childhood and adolescence in males.
- project duration
- 01-OCT-10 – 30-SEP-12
- Besides the influence of the individual sex steroid levels we want to investigate the influence of the estrogen/androgen ratio in determining the tempo of bone mineralization and maturation, growth spurt and body composition. We therefore will investigate those parameters during (pre)puberty, in males presenting conditions with suppressed aromatization (ideopatic osteoprosis) as well as in males with increased aromatization (obesity).