Medications, measurements of physical function could predict fall and fracture risk in older women

In older women, inability to stand on one leg for more than a few seconds is a risk factor for fracture. Another physical test yields similar results. Moreover, SSRIs can be linked to relatively poor physical function, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows.

Osteoporosis, with its associated fractures, is a growing public health problem that causes suffering and heavy costs in…

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