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Osteoporosis

14 October 2008

Most women unaware of risk

A new large global survey reveals that more than half of women who suffer from osteoporosis do not perceive themselves to be at a higher risk for experiencing a fracture.

A new large global survey reveals that more than half of women who suffer from osteoporosis do not perceive themselves to be at a higher risk for experiencing a fracture.

Siris and her colleagues were expected to present their findings at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research meeting, in Montreal. The authors noted the study was funded, in part, by an "unrestricted educational grant" with ties to the drug companies Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, as well as Sanofi-Aventis.

Older women most at risk
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 55% of Americans over the age of 55 are at risk for developing osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disease defined by the deterioration of bone tissue and low bone mass.

 

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