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You're never too young to have osteoporosis

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.

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

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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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