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Low bone mineral content is common but osteoporotic fractures are rare in elderly rural Gambian women.

Abstract:

Osteoporosis is reported to be rare in Black Africa. The low fracture incidence among North American black women is explained by a high peak bone mass and preservation of bone mineral into old age. To assess whether this is the case among Black African women, we measured bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD), using single- and dual-photon absorptiometry, in 195 rural Gambian women aged over 44 years and 391 white women of comparable age from three centers in the U.K. Measu...

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10.1002/jbmr.5650110720

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Journal:
Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Volume:
11
Issue:
7
Pages:
1019-1025
Publication date:
1996-07-01
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EISSN:
1523-4681
ISSN:
0884-0431
Source identifiers:
473384

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