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Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

Source: Healio

Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.

Jane A. Cauley, DrPH , professor and vice chair for research in the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and colleagues analyzed data from 5,876 men not assigned osteoporosis medications at baseline who participated in the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study, a multicenter, prospective study of risk factors for fractures. Researchers followed the cohort for incident hip fractures (regardless of trauma level) for a mean of 8.6 years; questionnaires were administered by telephone or mail every 3 years, and hip fractures were verified by physician adjudication of medical records.

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