Thursday, February 26, 2009

Osteoporosis Fractures At Risk for Death

According to a study recently released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, low trauma fractures are associated with increased mortality risk for 5 to 10 years after the fracture.

A similar study was done in Australia with similar results. Mortality risk was increased for nearly all types of fractures, including hip fractures and vertebral fractures, but excluding minor fractures, which only increased mortality in adults over the age of 75.

Preventing osteoporosis or at least slowing it down is of prime importance for the elderly population.

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