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Families Sought for Bone Density Study

Low bone mass is one of the major risk factors for osteoporosis. Between 60 to 80 percent of bone mass is inherited. Creighton researchers have been studying the genes responsible for low bone mass for several years.

Researchers at Creighton University’s Osteoporosis Research Center are currently seeking families to participate in a research study to determine the genes that influence the inheritance of bone mass. This is an opportunity for family members age 25 and over to obtain a free bone health assessment.

Families must include two parents and two to three biological children or one parent and three to four biological children. Children must be between the ages of 25 and 50. Participants will have a one-time visit to the Osteoporosis Research Center at Creighton University Medical Center, and will receive a free bone density test and a small stipend. Family members who do not live locally can participate when visiting the Omaha area. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.

For more information on this study, call the research nurse, Theresa Conway, (402) 280-4676 or (800) 368-5097, ext. 4676 or visit the Osteoporosis Research Center web site:

Posted: 2/13/06

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