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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, literally ‘holes in bones’, is a condition in which bones become less dense and fragile. A person with osteoporosis will have no pain, but can easily fracture her bones, especially bones of the wrist, spine or hip. Women are more likely to have osteoporosis.

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Genetics May Help Resolve Key Factors for Fracture Risk in Osteoporosis
New genetic study uncovers key factors for fracture risk in osteoporosis. The findings of the study are published in the journal BMJ.

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Is Osteoporosis Linked to Dementia Risk?
New study investigated the impact of osteoporosis on the risk of dementia in almost 60,000 patients and found that dementia was found in 22.0% of men .....
Potentially Inappropriate Drugs Linked to Higher Risk of Fracture and Death: Study
Introduction to potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is linked to a greater risk of fracture-specific hospitalizations and mortality, and higher.....
Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Predicted by a New Computer Algorithm
Highlights:
  • A new genetic screen predicted that about 2 percent of those tested were at a hi.....
Osteoporosis Treatment: Gene That Controls Bone-to-fat Ratio Discovered
Scientists discover gene that controls bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow which can pave the way for new therapies to treat osteoporosis and skeletal ag.....


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