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Parental hip fracture predicts fracture risk in adult offspring

Source: Healio

Adults are at higher risk for major osteoporotic fracture if one of their parents experienced a hip fracture, particularly if that fracture occurred at a younger age, according to recent study findings.

In a historical cohort study, William Leslie, MD, MSc, FRCPC, professor of medicine and radiology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and colleagues analyzed data from all Manitoba residents aged at least 40 years between 1997 and 2014 with continuous health care coverage and linkage to at least one parent through the publicly funded health care insurance database (261,705 offspring; 48.3% women; 478,792 parents).

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