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Growth in childhood predicts hip fracture risk in later life

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Summary: The incidence of hip fracture was estimated in 6,370 women born in Helsinki between 1934 and 1944. Women in the lowest quarter of adiposity gain had an 8.2-fold increase in hip fracture risk compared with those in the highest quarter (p < 0.001). These data point to a relationship between childhood growth and fracture risk during later life. Introduction: Previous findings show that discordance between childhood increase in height and weight is associated with an increased risk of...

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10.1007/s00198-010-1224-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Eriksson, JG More by this author
Kajantie, E More by this author
Forsén, T More by this author
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Journal:
Osteoporosis International
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
69-73
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:bdc51682-0744-41bc-97a7-de8d1efa841b
Source identifiers:
115876
Local pid:
pubs:115876

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