Epidemiology of lumbar osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and their causal relationship—is osteoarthritis a predictor for osteoporosis or vice versa?: The Miyama study

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In a 10-year follow-up of a population-based cohort of Japanese subjects, incidences of and causal relationships between osteoporosis (OP) and osteoarthritis (OA) at the lumbar spine were clarified. OP might reduce the risk of subsequent OA at the spine in women, but not in men. The aim of this study is to clarify the contribution of osteoarthritis (OA) to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-008-0771-3

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