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Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Fractures in Older Women

Key clinical point: Older women with reduced kidney function have an increased risk for fractures and should be evaluated for bone health.

Major finding: Women aged 75 years with intermediate kidney function had a 2.21-fold higher risk of osteoporotic fracture than that of those with normal kidney function.

Study details: Longitudinal, population-based cohort study in 1,666 women aged 75-80 years.

Disclosures: The study was supported by Lund University; the Swedish Research Council; Forte, Greta, and Johan Kock Foundation; A. Påhlsson Foundation; A. Osterlund Foundation; H Järnhardt Foundation; King Gustav V 80-year Fund; Thelma Zoegas Foundation; Swedish Rheumatism Foundation; Skåne University Hospital Research Fund; and the Research and Development Council of Region Skåne, Sweden. No conflicts of interest were declared.


Malmgren L et al. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Nov 21. doi: 10.1007/s00198-019-05152-x.