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A report from the Seoul National University shows that, in Korea, more than 19% of women and 8% of men over the age of 40 have osteoporosis. Older people and those who are overweight are at greater risk. Also, the presence of a gene mutation related to bone absorption resulted in greater risk of contracting the disease also.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Korea Times
About: 1/5 of Korean women over 40 are suffering from osteoporosis
Date: 24 May 2004
Source: The Korea Times
Author: Kim Rahn
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