Study seeks to explain decline in hip fracture rates

In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today, researchers showed how analysis of data from the multigenerational Framingham Osteoporosis Study may in part explain why the incidence of hip fracture in the U.S. has declined during the last two decades. Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., and Marian T. Hannan, D.Sc., M.P.H., are among the authors. Dr. Kiel is Director, and Dr. Hannan is Co-Director, of the Musculoskeletal Research Center in the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.