Scientists have identified two mutating genes that causes the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Osteoporosis is condition where the bone becomes fragile from the loss of tissue, which affects one in three women and one in five men. Researchers studied the genes of 2,094 females and compared the bone density and the changes within chromosomes 8 and chromosome 11. This study proves that within the changes of the chromosomes there was a risk of osteoporosis by about 20-30 percent. This research provides a better understanding of osteoporosis on the genetic level.
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