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Osteoporosis threat increases as it continues to be underdiagnosed

A surgeon general claims that up to 50% of older people in the US will have osteoporosis or be at high risk of the disease by 2020. He says that people need to start strengthening their bones now with calcium, vitamin D and exercise. About 1.5 million of the 10 million people believed to be suffering from osteoporosis will have a fracture. Osteoporosis is underdiagnosed as it is often diagnosed only after a fracture. Hip fractures in the elderly population also makes them more prone to early death.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Seattle Pi

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About: Osteoporosis threat increases as it continues to be underdiagnosed

Date: 14 October 2004

Source: Seattle Pi

Author: Lauran Neergaard

URL: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apscience_story.asp?category=1500&slug=Bone%20Health

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