Frequent BMD tests unnecessary for postmenopausal women with good scores

Source: Healio

Postmenopausal women not diagnosed for osteoporosis on an initial bone mineral density test are unlikely to sustain a major osteoporotic fracture or to reap any benefit from repeat screening before age 65 years, according to research published in Menopause.

“This longitudinal study found that, among postmenopausal women aged 50 to 64 years without osteoporosis on their first BMD test, less than 1% experienced a hip or clinical vertebral fracture and less than 3% experienced a major osteoporotic fracture by 7 years,” the researchers wrote.

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