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<p class="Inside-first-paragraph-drop-cap ParaOverride-3">Researchers have developed an index to predict which women may experience faster bone loss across the menopause transition.<sup>1</sup> Such a tool may prove helpful. Estimates indicate that as many as 50% of Americans older than 50 years will be at risk for osteoporotic fractures during their lifetimes.<sup>2 </sup>Osteoporosis has a fivefold greater prevalence in women than in men. In the United States, although women only have twice the fracture rate of men, they sustain 80% of hip fractures because older women outnumber older men.<sup>3</sup></p>

Researchers’ Index Could Help Detect Women at Risk for Rapid Bone Loss