Zinc and senile osteoporosis

J Am Geriatr Soc. 1983 Dec;31(12):790-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1983.tb03400.x.


The zinc ion levels in serum and bone tissue of patients with senile osteoporosis were determined and found to be less than that obtained from normal patients. The results suggest that zinc depletion may have a role in the pathogenesis of senile osteoporosis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone and Bones / analysis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoporosis / metabolism*
  • Zinc / blood
  • Zinc / metabolism*


  • Zinc