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Epidemiology of osteoporosis.

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This review has shown that osteoporosis is a major public health problem because of its association with fracture. It is now possible to predict future risk of fracture by measuring BMD with noninvasive techniques. The relation between BMD and fracture is comparable to that between blood pressure and stroke such that fracture risk can be assessed from a definition of osteoporosis using bone mass and past history of fracture. Because some of the risk factors for peak bone mass, involutional bo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-18
Publication date:
2001-02-05
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EISSN:
1558-3163
ISSN:
0889-857X
URN:
uuid:a61ad47b-ddfe-4d1b-aa41-c41fdcae53b6
Source identifiers:
125801
Local pid:
pubs:125801

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