Measured height loss predicts fractures in middle-aged and older men and women:the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study

Moayyeri, Alireza, Luben, Robert N, Bingham, Sheila A, Welch, Ailsa A, Wareham, Nicholas J and Khaw, Kay-Tee (2008) Measured height loss predicts fractures in middle-aged and older men and women:the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 23 (3). pp. 425-432. ISSN 0884-0431

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Abstract

In this large population-based prospective study among middle-aged and older men and women, we found that height loss of >2 cm over a period of 4 yr is a significant predictor of future fractures. Serial measurement of height is, therefore, recommended among the elderly people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult,age factors,aged,aged, 80 and over,body height,body mass index,female,follow-up studies,fractures, bone,humans,male,middle aged,predictive value of tests,prospective studies,risk factors,sex factors,smoking
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 13:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/13281
DOI: 10.1359/jbmr.071106

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