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Assessment of bone density and fracture history can predict long-term fracture risk

23:48 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

Factors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual's risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years. A new analysis has found that a single bone density measurement and an assessment of fracture history in postmenopausal women can predict fracture risk over a much longer period, up to 25 years.

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