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    Bone-density testing interval and transition to osteoporosis in older women.

    In this manuscript the authors examine the rate that women of different ages and different initial bone densities progress to osteoporosis as define by DXA bone mineral density testing.  They find that osteoporosis developed in less than 10% of older, postmenopausal women during rescreening intervals of approximately 15 years if the women had an initial normal or mildly osteopenic bone mineral density, 5 years if the women were found to initially have moderate osteopenia, and 1 year if the women were initially found to have advanced osteopenia.


    Gourlay ML, Fine JP, Preisser JS, May RC, Li C, Lui LY