According to the study of 8,022 women and 5,995 men for five years, there was a link between trauma fractures and lower bone marrow density in both groups.
In women, each standard deviation decrease in total hip bone marrow densirty was associated with a 45 percent increased risk of high-trauma fracture.
The association was stronger in men, with each decrease in BMD bringing a 54 percent increased risk of high-trauma fracture.
Authors said: ‘We concluded that high-trauma nonspine fractures should be considered potential osteoporotic fractures and should receive similar clinical management as low-trauma nonspine fractures.’
JAMA (2007) 298: 2381-2388