Scientists at the University of Barcelona have discovered a genetic component that may help determine whether a person is more at risk for developing osteoporosis. Although more research is still needed, these initial findings will help doctors take more preventative measures with their patients before the condition becomes more serious.
“In this genetic variant, the women that displayed a TT combination (or genotype) had double the risk of suffering from osteoporotic fractures than women with the other possible combinations (CT and CC),” say the lead authors of the study.
Osteoporosis is the most common form of bone disease and can stem from a lack of proper nutrition throughout life. It is far more common in women, where roughly 30 percent of those over 50 have developed it. Only one in 12 men over 50 have osteoporosis.
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