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Asia to make up half of world's hip fractures in 50 years:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Experts have estimated that by the year 2050, 51% of all hip fractures in the world will be in Asia. According to Dr Das De of the National University Hospital in Singapore, the number of hip fractures in the region have so far increased by at least three-fold since the 1980s. This is related to the growing prevalence of osteoporosis among Asians, resulting from a low calcium intake, increasing urbanisation and reduction in physical activity, said Dr De. More than 1.5 billion women in Asia are aged over 65 and 30% of them will develop osteoporosis, reports the December issue of Asian Medical News.

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