Published in Elder Law Weekly, December 21st, 2005
According to researchers in France, "The level of BMD is a major determinant of the risk of fragility fractures, but the role of the rate of postmenopausal bone loss is still unclear. In the OFELY study, we analyzed the risk of fracture in 671 postmenopausal women (mean age, 62.2 ±9 years), according to the rate of bone loss."
E. Sornay-Rendu and colleagues described their study: "BMD was measured annually by DXA at the forearm, with a mean number of measurements of 10.3±2.6. Peripheral fractures, all confirmed by radiographs, were...
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