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Asians have increased risk of osteoporosis

25% of hip fractures caused by osteoporosis occurs in Asian women and the figure is expected to increase to 50% by 2050. Asians are more prone to osteoporosis because of their lower bone density, low consumption of foods containing calcium as well as sedentary lifestyle and increase in alcohol consumption and smoking. Experts emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Channel News Asia

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About: Asians have increased risk of osteoporosis

Date: 19 October 2004

Source: Channel News Asia

Author: Melissa Hyack


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