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BRINCAT M. PhD MRCOG; KABALAN, S. MD; STUDD, J. W. W. MD, FRCOG; MONIZ, C. F. MSc, MRCPath; de TRAFFORD, J. MSc; MONTGOMERY, J. MBBS
Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 1987
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The skin collagen content, skin thickness, metacarpal index, and forearm bone mineral content in postmenopausal women showed a similar decline of between 1–2% per year after the menopause. All four parameters showed a decline that was significant when compared with the years from the menopause. Significant correlations between all four parameters suggest that a similar pathology causes the decrease in bone mass and skin thickness—a decline in the connective tissue element that is common to both bone and skin.

© 1987 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists