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Smoking-related illnesses are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Brazil. Despite a smoking prevalence of approximately 40%, there is limited national effort to reduce tobacco use in Brazil by means of public education and training of health care professionals to promote smoking education. In particular, the need for information about tobacco(More)
We have compared L-BMD and hip-BMD values (Hologic QDR1000) with those obtained by BUA, SOS and stiffness (S) o f the calcaneus (Achilles, Lunar Corp.) in 175 postmenopausal females. 49 suffered from osteoporosis with vertebral fractures (OP + F), 92 from osteopenia (OP-F) and 34 from glucoconicoid (GC)-induced OP. Long-term precision (CV) was determined in(More)
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