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GPs fail to identify osteoporosis sparking fears of a hidden epidemic of brittle bones – Daily Mail

Friday, 2 December, 2022

GPs fail to identify osteoporosis sparking fears of a hidden epidemic of brittle bones – Daily Mail

Tens of thousands of patients are suffering life-changing fractures every year because GPs 'routinely' fail to identify those with weak bones, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

Family doctors are well-placed to diagnose and treat osteoporosis but too many people only learn they have it after suffering a fall, the cross-party group of MPs and Peers warn.

Their damning report recommends health bosses introduce a national screening programme for the condition, which affects 3.5million people in the UK, including half of women and a fifth of men over 50.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11479561/GPs-fail-identify-osteoporosis-sparking-fears-hidden-epidemic-brittle-bones.html

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