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Apr152012

Researchers Identify 32 New Genetic Regions Linked to Fractures and Osteoporosis

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Researchers have identified 32 new genetic regions linked to fractures and osteoporosis, Health Day reports.

The authors of the study reported that variations in these regions could help protect against or increase the risk for bone-weakening disease and said that new osteoporosis drugs could be developed as a result of the findings. Researchers, however, pointed out that it would still not be easy to predict who is at a higher risk of bone disease, says Health Day.

The study is published in the April 15 online edition of Nature Genetics.

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