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Determinants of fracture risk in osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis is a major public health issue, with fragility fractures of the hip, vertebrae, and distal radius considered the most important consequences. These lead to increased morbidity, mortality, hospital care, and dependency. The risk factors for the development of fragility fractures are numerous and involve genetic and environmental influences, as well as an interaction between the two. In this review, the recent literature examining genetic factors, possible candidate genes, the evol...

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10.1007/s11926-003-0086-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Current rheumatology reports
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
75-81
Publication date:
2003-02-05
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EISSN:
1534-6307
ISSN:
1523-3774
URN:
uuid:125aa0b7-cb27-48c5-aba7-0dc114847a82
Source identifiers:
126570
Local pid:
pubs:126570

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