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A 34 year old fit and healthy woman was hospitalized for intense pain in her hip after training for a marathon. A broken femur at the hip joint was diagnosed and emergency surgery was required. The surgeon had her bones scanned and found she had thinning bones or osteopenia which was aggravated by the fact that her calcium reserves were depleted by breast feeding her three children for a year each. Her treatment involves calcium supplements and weight training.
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About: You're never too young to have osteoporosis
Date: 17 October 2004
Source: Seattle Times
Author: Aisha Sultan
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