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Reducing risk of fracture from 8% to 2% reduces the 5-year fracture incidence from approximately 34% to 10%.

Lindsay R, Pack S, Li Z. Longitudinal Progression of Fracture Prevalence through a Population of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16(3): 306-12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15455193

Reference

Title
Longitudinal Progression of Fracture Prevalence through a Population of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
Publication
Osteoporos Int
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Lindsay R, Pack S, Li Z
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 3
Pages
306-12
URL
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