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February 26, 2003

Vitamins and Hormone Therapy for Coronary Atherosclerosis

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(8):982. doi:10.1001/jama.289.8.982-a

To the Editor: In their Scientific Review article on the clinical use of bone densitometry, Dr Cummings and colleagues1 state that bone mineral density (BMD) should be measured in white women older than 65 years and, perhaps, in younger postmenopausal women with appropriate risk factors. Osteoporosis and low bone mass are estimated to exist in about 44 million US women and men aged 50 years or older. Of these, 10.1 million have established osteoporosis, a number predicted to increase to 12 million by 2010.2

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