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Age Ageing. 1990 May;19(3):212-4.

Serum copper levels in elderly patients with femoral-neck fractures.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester.

Abstract

The serum copper levels of 46 elderly patients with fractures of the femoral neck were assayed and found to be significantly lower than those of a group of controls matched for age and sex. These findings are consistent with nutritional copper deficiency which may contribute to the development of fractures by reducing bone strength.

PMID:
2363385
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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