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Screening changes recommended for osteoporosis and diabetes

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 26 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:532
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Two new studies have recommended changes in the way that doctors screen for some of the most common and debilitating complications of two chronic and progressive diseases, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    In the first study, researchers reported that women who fracture a wrist should be screened for osteoporosis, especially if they are aged under 66 years. The authors found that women who fractured a wrist within 10 years of entering menopause had an eightfold increase in the …

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