Dexamethasone treatment affects body weight and whole body mineral content. (A) Body weights were measured after two weeks of dexamethasone treatment. (B) Bone mineral content was measured by DEXA at the end of the experiment (20 weeks). Data are shown as mean + SEM. (n = 12 control animals and 10 dexamethasone-treated animals; * P < 0.05). DEXA, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry; SEM, standard error of the mean.