Diabetes linked with incident vertebral fracture

Study authors suggest 'systematic assessment' of people with type 2 disease

People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop vertebral fractures, a review suggests.

Dutch researchers analysed data from 15 prior studies, covering a total of more than 850,000 people.

Overall, people with type 2 diabetes were 35% more likely than those without the disease to have incident vertebral fractures, they found.

However, prevalence of vertebral fractures was 16% lower in people with type 2 diabetes, the data showed.

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