Burden of Osteoporosis in Iran

  title={Burden of Osteoporosis in Iran},
  author={Farid Abolhassani and Malihe Mohammadi and Ali Soltani},
Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease. In addition to morbidity, osteoporotic fractures also increase mortality risk in affected patients. Enough evidence is not available to indicate that, like western countries, osteoporosis is a public health problem in Iran. Therefore EMRC planned to estimate the burden of osteoporotic fractures in year 2001 based on existing sources of data. The EMRC study on bone density, the MOH study on unintentional injuries, and international… CONTINUE READING


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