Genetic Patterns Linked to Osteoporosis

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Genetic Patterns Linked to Osteoporosis
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 1:56pm

A large international group of researchers has identified 32 new genetic regions linked to fractures and osteoporosis.

Variations in these regions could offer protection from, or greater risk for, bone-weakening disease, the investigators reported in a new study published in the April 15 online edition ofNature Genetics.

The study authors added that their findings could lead to the development of new osteoporosis drugs.

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