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The heritability of bone mineral density, ultrasound of the calcaneus and hip axis length: a study of postmenopausal twins.

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Population based studies have demonstrated that having a first degree relative with a hip fracture is predictive of future hip fractures. Postmenopausal bone mineral density (BMD), ultrasound of calcaneus and hip axis length are associated with hip fracture, with the association for ultrasound and hip axis length being independent of BMD. The aim of this study was to determine the genetic component of these three important risk factors. We performed a classical twin study using 500 normal fem...

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10.1002/jbmr.5650110414

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
530-534
Publication date:
1996-04-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1523-4681
ISSN:
0884-0431
Source identifiers:
390687
Language:
English
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pubs:390687
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uuid:f02f499e-9902-4f84-8a22-1dc278560b89
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pubs:390687
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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