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Women Three Times More Likely to Fracture Hips Than Males


Elderly women are three times more likely to fracture hip than male peers, study suggests

Shereen Lehman writing for Reuters reported elderly women are three times more likely to fracture a hip than their male counterparts, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers that was published in Maturitas. The researchers found that depression and illiteracy increased the risk of fracture for elderly women, while disability and smoking increased the risk of fracture for elderly men. The article mentions the “National Institutes of Health warns that being underweight is a risk factor for poor bone health.”

Comment: There are multiple risk factors for women to consider and know about.

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