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J Clin Densitom. 1999 Spring;2(1):71-8.

Osteoporosis in earlier human populations.

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Ancient Monuments Laboratory, English Heritage, London, UK. smays@eng-h.gov.uk

Abstract

Skeletons excavated from archeological sites form a rich resource for research into ancient disease. This article takes the form of a brief review of some of the work that has been conducted on osteoporosis in past populations using collections of ancient skeletons. It is clear from this work that osteoporosis has a long history in humankind.

PMID:
23547316
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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