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Hyponatremia Increases Risk of Fracture

AUSTIN, Texas—Hyponatremia isstrongly associated with an increasedrisk of fracture and osteoporosis,according to the findings of a newsystematic review and meta-analysispresented at the National KidneyFoundation’s 2018 Spring ClinicalMeetings. The meta-analysis, which included25 studies, found that hyponatremia,defined as a serum sodium level below135 mmol/L, was associated with 2.7-and 2.5-fold greater odds of fracture inprospective and retrospective studies,respectively,…

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