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Family history of appendicular fracture and risk of osteoporosis: a population-based study.

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Family and twin studies demonstrate a strong genetic component to osteoporosis, suggesting that a positive family history for this disease may be an important clinical risk factor. We have therefore explored the extent to which a history of wrist fracture in a female first-degree relative was associated with an increased risk of prevalent fracture at both appendicular and vertebral sites in a cross-sectional study design. One thousand and three Caucasian women (age range 45-64 years) were stu...

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10.1007/s001980050211

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Pages:
161-166
Publication date:
1999-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
Source identifiers:
390691
Language:
English
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pubs:390691
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uuid:4904638b-7032-4453-8430-57191b382aa6
Local pid:
pubs:390691
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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