Homocysteine as a predictive factor for hip fracture in older persons

Johann Auer, Gudrun Lamm, Bernd Eber, Joyce van Meurs, Huib Pols, André Uitterlinden, Lawrence G. Raisz

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Abstract

To the Editor:
In their study of homocysteine as a predictive factor for hip fracture in older persons, McLean et al. (May 13 issue) do not thoroughly discuss the role of physical activity, which may influence the association between homocysteine levels and the risk of fracture. Several previous studies and systematic reviews suggested that exercise increases bone mineral density and reduces or prevents bone loss in patients with osteoporosis. Physical activity is also effective in preventing falls. [...]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-30; author reply 1027-30
JournalThe New England journal of medicine
Volume351
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2004

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