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Stroke history may flag osteoporosis risk

Key clinical point: History of stroke may be a risk factor for osteoporosis.

Major finding: The incidence of osteoporosis in patients with and without stroke was 32.97 and 14.28 per 1,000 person-years, respectively; overall risk of osteoporosis was 1.82-fold higher in the stroke group.

Study details: Analysis of data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for 7,550 patients diagnosed with stroke during 1996-2010 and 30,200 nonstroke patients (controls), followed until they were diagnosed with osteoporosis, withdrawal from insurance, to the end of 2010.

Disclosures: The study was supported by grants from Kaohsiung (Taiwan) Medical University Hospital. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Zhang L et al. Postgrad Med J. 2020 Mar 16.