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A poll has found that older women are oblivious to the risks of osteoporosis. 47% of those over 50 that were surveyed believed they were not at risk. The cost of this ignorance to public health is increasing rapidly. The survey shows that less than a quarter of women between 50 and 74 who suffered a bone fracture were taking prescribed medication for osteoporosis. Less than half of the women in France Germany, Italy and Spain and UK are diagnosed.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News
About: Older women unaware of osteoporosis risk
Date: 7 June 2004
Source: BBC News
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