Osteoporosis: an evolutionary perspective

@article{Karasik2008OsteoporosisAE,
  title={Osteoporosis: an evolutionary perspective},
  author={David Karasik},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={124},
  pages={349-356}
}
  • D. Karasik
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
Increased life expectancy has led to an overall aging of the population and greater numbers of elderly people. Therefore, the number of people with osteoporosis has increased substantially, accompanied with an epidemic of hip fractures. Osteoporosis is an age-related systemic condition that naturally occurs, among mammals, only in humans. Osteoporosis is known to be highly heritable. However, assuming a genetic determinant for this post-reproductive disease to be transmitted from one generation… Expand
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