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Brittle bones can plague men too

Brittle bones can plague men too
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First Published: Thu, Feb 08 2007. 01 05 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 08 2007. 01 05 AM IST
 We have always heard that osteoporosis affects mainly elderly women. But new research published in a recent issue of Journal of the American Medical Association shows that men who have broken their bones once are equally susceptible. The findings are part of Australia’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s ongoing Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study, which has been tracking several men and women for over two decades. The study found that three men over 60, who break a bone, will repeat the snap anywhere in their body in the next five years. So, if you are more than 50 years of age and have had a fracture, you need to be investigated for osteoporosis.
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First Published: Thu, Feb 08 2007. 01 05 AM IST
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