oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women : treatment approaches for healthcare professionals : clinical

Volume 75, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



The incidence of osteoporotic fractures in South Africa has not been recorded and most of our calculations are derived from Europe and North America. A false impression has been created that Black South Africans are not prone to osteoporosis. It is true that ethnic Blacks have a lesser tendency to fracture at equivalent bone mineral density (BMD) values than do Europeans.

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