Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified

Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified

There are 8 comments on the HON story from Apr 29, 2008, titled Genes Linked to Osteoporosis Identified. In it, HON reports that:

“When we look at a screening of genes for osteoporosis and low-impact fractures, we find five loci in the genome, and a couple of them fall into very well-known areas associated with the formation of bone”

Two teams of researchers report finding a series of gene variants linked to bone density and the risk for fracture, which might also be linked to osteoporosis. via HON

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“Prevention & Resources”

Since: Jul 07

Papillion, NE

#1 May 5, 2008
This is an exciting research development with regard to osteoporosis genome studies. They may be able to develop treatment to prevent osteoporosis.

San Jose, CA

#2 Dec 1, 2011
This is interesting. Perhaps, it can prevent things like from happening.


#3 Dec 2, 2011

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 9, 2011
Its good to see that there is information out there that may show that there is a root cause of osteoporosis. Many who have started a Fosamax lawsuit may find this information useful.

Winnipeg, Canada

#6 Dec 10, 2011
Vaccines F up genes. Likely it all starts there.
Aiza S

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Aug 31, 2012
This study is interesting as this finding confirms what many have already suspected; that osteoporosis is just as likely influenced by hereditary predisposition. Knowning about this can help someone plan accordingly for their care and means preventing this condition.

Lodz, Poland

#9 Sep 8, 2012
Thank you for this information. This surely helps pregnant woman who are searching ways to have a safe delivery.

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Brooklyn, NY

#10 Sep 14, 2012
Patients who have osteoporosis may find this information very useful. Especially for those who suffered the side effects in taking bone drugs for treating this disease. Like the one I read from here:

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