Osteoporosis-related life habits and knowledge about osteoporosis among women in El Salvador: A cross-sectional study

@article{HernandezRauda2004OsteoporosisrelatedLH,
  title={Osteoporosis-related life habits and knowledge about osteoporosis among women in El Salvador: A cross-sectional study},
  author={Roberto Hernandez-Rauda and Sandra Y Martinez-Garcia},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={29 - 29}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder, characterized by reduced bone mass, deterioration of bone structure, increased bone fragility, and increased fracture risk. It is more frequent to find among women than men at a 4:1 ratio. Evidence suggests that to adopt changes on some life habits can prevent or delay development of osteoporosis. Several osteoporosis-risk factors have been confirmed in the US and western Europe, but in El Salvador there are neither reliable… CONTINUE READING
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