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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.

Simple Blood Test Reduces Complications Of Hip Fractures

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Simple Blood Test Reduces Complications Of Hip Fractures

Ann Lukits writing in the Wall Street Journal reported on a study published in journal Injury, which found that the incidence of complications and death in elderly people who suffer from hip fractures can be lowered by administering a simple blood test. Researchers analyzed 15 studies and found that the five most common biomarkers in blood tests are highly correlated with a higher risk of death after a hip fracture.

If this is true, this could be helpful in determining prognosis.

Hip Fractures Increase Death Risk

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Hip Fracture Associated With Increased Death Risk.

Amanda Macmillan reported on CNN that study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed “women age 65 and older who fracture a hip are much more likely to die from any cause during the following year than they would be if they had avoided injury” and “the increased risk of death associated with hip fractures was especially dramatic among younger women.” AFP also reported the study and quoted lead author Erin LeBlanc, “This study is a wake-up call that the first year after a hip fracture is a critical time for all elderly women, but especially for younger women, ages 65-69, who face a much higher death rate compared to their peers.”

Big Hip Fracture Risk

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Sarcopenia Associated With Hip Fractures

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