Fractures in Older Adults Up Death Risk, Garvan Institute of Medical Research Study  
2/4/2009 7:13:12 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men and women who suffer a low-trauma fracture due to the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis are at increased risk of dying for the following 5 to 10 years, compared to the general population, and those who experience another fracture increase their risk of death further for an additional 5 years, Australian investigators report.