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Osteoporosis can often go undetected for decades. 80% of American women are at risk. The disease is usually advanced by the time symptoms are obvious. It causes bone deterioration and can result in fractures. More women die from hip fracture complications than from cancer.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Marietta Times
About: Osteoporosis is a 'silent' disease affecting many women
Date: 25 May 2004
Source: Marietta Times
Author: Connie Cartmell
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