Medical News Summary: Asians have increased risk of osteoporosis


About: Asians have increased risk of osteoporosis
Date: 19 October 2004
Source: Channel News Asia
Author: Melissa Hyack
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Channel News Asia): 25% of hip fractures caused by osteoporosis occurs in Asian women and the figure is expected to increase to 50% by 2050. Asians are more prone to osteoporosis because of their lower bone density, low consumption of foods containing calcium as well as sedentary lifestyle and increase in alcohol consumption and smoking. Experts emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis
Related Disease Topics: Osteoporosis
Related Symptom Topics: Hip fracture, low bone density, diet

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