Southampton/Cambridge - Unlucky break

August 26, 2010

A major international study on osteoporosis led in the UK by scientists from two universities has found women with the condition suffer more if they had broken a bone when they were younger. The project, involving scientists from the universities of Southampton and Cambridge in the UK, interviewed 60,000 women over the age of 55, including around 4,000 in Britain. It found that 90 per cent of women with previous fractures suffered more with mobility problems, pain, anxiety or depression. Spine, hip and upper leg fractures had the greatest impact on quality of life, it said.

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