Measured height loss predicts fractures in middle-aged and older men and women: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study

Alireza Moayyeri, Robert N Luben, Sheila A Bingham, Ailsa A Welch, Nicholas J Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw

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In this large population-based prospective study among middle-aged and older men and women, we found that height loss of >2 cm over a period of 4 yr is a significant predictor of future fractures. Serial measurement of height is, therefore, recommended among the elderly people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-432
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Bone and Mineral Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking

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