Because the patterns of reforming and resorbing bone often vary from patient to patient, doctors believe several different factors account for this problem. Important chemicals (estrogen, testosterone, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D) and blood factors that affect cell growth are involved with this process. Changes in levels of any of these factors can play a role in the development of osteoporosis.
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