Osteoporosis Risk Prevalence Among Intellectually Disabled Women

  • Bernadette Foster
  • Jeff Walkley
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This paper describes a major community health problem affecting up to half of the elderly female population of industrialized countries. Although it is known that there are a number of significant risk factors that increase the probability of developing osteoporosis, there exists some controversy between the exact causal relationships. Current research is focusing on the benefits of achieving the optimum peak bone mass in young adulthood, decades before the clinical symptoms of osteoporosis become manifest. Diet and physical activity have been reported to aid this process.


Vertebral Fracture Intellectual Disability Femoral Neck Fracture Peak Bone Mass Disable Woman 
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  • Bernadette Foster
  • Jeff Walkley

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