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1/5 of Korean women over 40 are suffering from osteoporosis

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

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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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