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September 26, 2006

Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Formula

Australian researchers have developed a formula for predicting fracture risk in women with osteoporosis. One surprising thing they found that fracture risk increased with body weight, contradicting previous studies that indicated lower body weight put women at higher risk for fractures.

The score successfully predicted 75% of fractures that occurred over two years of follow-up with 68% specificity, said Margaret Joy Henry, BSc, Ph.D., of the University of Melbourne in the October issue of Radiology.

Risk Score Predicts Fracture for Osteoporotic Women

'Magic formula' accurately predicts fracture risk in osteoporotic women

Posted by Staff on September 26, 2006 9:20 AM | DIGG | | furl

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