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Osteoporosis May Threaten Young Women

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July 31, 2002
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University Of Arkansas
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A University of Arkansas study shows that two percent of college-age women already have osteoporosis. A further 15 percent have sustained significant losses in bone density, and may be well on their way to developing the disease. The study also reveals some surprising risk factors, which may help explain why so many young women have dangerously low bone density--and provide them with the information they need to avoid problems in the future.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A University of Arkansas study shows that two percent of college-age women already have osteoporosis. A further 15 percent have sustained significant losses in bone density, and may be well on their way to developing the disease. The study also reveals some surprising risk factors, which may help explain why so many young women have dangerously low bone density--and provide them with the information they need to avoid problems in the future.


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