Project

Influence of sex steroids on bone mineralization and maturation, (pre)pubertal growth and body composition in late childhood and adolescence in males.

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other basic sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other clinical sciences
    • Other health sciences
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other translational sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences
Keywords
growth spurt bone mineralization bone maturation estrogen bodycomposition androgen child adolescent
 
Project description

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).