Estimates reveal one in four women over the age of 65 have osteoporosis of the hip or spine. Hormones are thought to play a large role in the development and onset of osteoporosis. When women go through menopause, production of estrogen is greatly reduced thus weakening bones. Research now suggests that a growth hormone can greatly reduce the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis in older women.

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition where bones become weaker over time, resulting in an increase of fractures. Researchers examined the role of a growth hormone for its ability to reduce the risk of fractures.


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