Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Diagnosing women at risk of developing osteoporosis

  • Claus Christiansen


Public Health Internal Medicine Osteoporosis Metabolic Disease 


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© Japanese Society of Bone Metabolism Research 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Christiansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ChemistryGlostrup HospitalGlostrupDenmark

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