Effects of height loss on morbidity and mortality in 3145 community-dwelling Chinese older women and men: a 5-year prospective study.

@article{Auyeung2010EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of height loss on morbidity and mortality in 3145 community-dwelling Chinese older women and men: a 5-year prospective study.},
  author={Tung Wai Auyeung and Jenny Shun Wah Lee and Jason Chi Shun Leung and Timothy Kwok and Ping-chung Leung and Jean Woo},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          699-704
        }
}
BACKGROUND height loss beginning in mid-life and post-menopausal period was associated with adverse health outcomes. However, height loss occurring after old age has been little studied. We examined how height loss was related to bone mineral density (BMD) change, fracture incidence and cause-specific mortality in older adults. METHODS the stature and BMD of 3145 community-dwelling men and women aged ≥65 were measured at baseline and after 4 years. All fracture and cause-specific mortality… CONTINUE READING

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