Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 25th, 2003
According to a study from Brazil, "hip fractures in patients older than 60 years of age represent a serious morbidity linked to osteoporosis that contributes to its mortality rates. Both genetic and environmental influences have been reported as important factors related to the epidemiology of osteoporosis. Sobral, a city located in the northeast (equatorial zone) of Brazil (3 degrees S/40 degrees E) has 138,565 inhabitants, who are mostly white Portuguese and native Brazilian descendants."
"We evaluated the occurrence of hip fractures in Sobral between July 1996 and June 2000. This...
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