Delay in Diagnosis of Menopause-like Condition in Young Women Linked to Low Bone Density – 6
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. African-American women generally have less risk for low bone density than white women. But Dr. Lawrence Nelson with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says a recent study shows some surprising results.
Dr. Nelson: So we found that black women and Asian women were at more risk because they were having more problems making sure they have enough calcium and vitamin D.
Narrator: Dr. Nelson urges women to see their doctors.
Dr. Nelson: Women of color who are having irregular menstrual cycles should get in and get evaluated especially because they’re at increased risk of abnormally low bone density compared to white women.
Narrator: For details, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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