Risk factors for osteoporotic fracture updated

Antidepressant use, type 1 diabetes and Caucasian ethnicity are key red flags for osteoporotic fractures in primary care, research finds.

They are among several new factors added to QFracture — an online fracture risk calculator derived from real-world data on over three million people in UK general practice.

A validation study, published last week in the BMJ (online), showed antidepressants were associated with a 37% increased fracture risk in women and a 60% increased risk in men, compared with those