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Osteoporosis: Resources

researched by the ProjectAWARE group, 2001

This page contains online resources that provide recent and thorough information about osteoporosis. Links open in new windows. To access the information at Medscape, you will need to register (it's free).

Medscape Osteoporosis Resource Center

Osteoporosis is a global public health problem. Worldwide, the lifetime risk for a woman to have an osteoporotic fracture is 30-40%; in men the risk is about 13%. Advances in basic and applied research on bone biology have and continue to lead to a better understanding of the role of diet and exercise for bone health, new therapies for protection against fracture, and new formulations of standard therapies. The Medscape Osteoporosis Resource Center provides the latest information relevant to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis - from bench to bedside.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND SPINE FRACTURE

Vertebral fracture as a result of weakened bones is the first sign of osteoporosis. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty solely under local anesthesia are procedures aimed at reducing fracture-related pain.

For in-depth patient information about osteoporosis and osteoporotic spine fractures visit Spine-health.com . Written and peer-reviewed by physicians who specialize in spine medicine.

Menopause and Aging

Intentional and Unintentional Weight Loss Increase Bone Loss and Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women. Body weight is a strong determinant of bone density at multiple skeletal sites. J Am Geriatr Soc 51(12) 2003.

Tests the hypothesis that unintentional weight loss increases the rate of bone loss and risk of hip fracture more than intentional weight loss, weight change and intention to lose weight were measured in a cohort of 6,785 older women enrolled in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures who were then followed prospectively for changes in bone density and incident hip fractures.

Osteoporosis and Human Parathyroid Hormone

What is the effect of human parathyroid hormone on bone mineral density? Read "When to Use Teriparatide," an Ask the Experts in Osteoporosis discussion. New in the Medscape Osteoporosis Resource Center.

 

 

Content updated May 2007

 

 

 

 

 

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What is osteoporosis?
When does it start?
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis & Fracture
Diagnostic Tests
Therapies
Improving & Maintaining Bone Health
Foods, Herbs & Supplements at a Glance
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Updated 03/23/2011

Updated 03/23/2011