The history of osteoporosis: why do Egyptian mummies have porotic bones?

  title={The history of osteoporosis: why do Egyptian mummies have porotic bones?},
  author={P. Stride and N. Patel and D. Kingston},
  journal={The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh},
  volume={43 3},
Paleopathologists have identified osteoporosis in ancient skeletons and modern physicians and scientists have identified risk factors for osteoporosis today, but they are not clearly linked, making it more difficult to clarify the causes of osteoporosis in the past. The evidence for osteoporosis in the remote past, its causes, and the management of this disease is reviewed in the light of evolving and improving diagnostic modalities, more precise definitions, and the recent rapid expansion of… Expand
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