Medical Community Far Behind in Preventing Osteoporosis

October 2003
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Oct2003, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p3
Reports on the topics discussed by the revised edition of the guidebook "Physician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis" of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Link between cases of bone fracture with daily calcium intake; Studies and statistics on bone-saving medication cases; Percentage of death related to complications of bone fractures; Guidelines on the prevention of osteoporosis.


Related Articles

  • TO PILL OR NOT TO PILL. Klebanow, Diana // USA Today Magazine;Jan2010, Vol. 138 Issue 2776, p56 

    The article shares the author's experience of being diagnosed with osteoporosis and undergoing treatment. She later discovered the link between the osteoporosis drug and the sudden collapse of her leg or her femur fractures based on a published study that revealed the implications of prolonged...

  • NOF Urges Bone Density Tests for Certain Postmenopausal Women and All Women Over Age 65. ROSE, VERNA L. // American Family Physician;2/15/1999, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p1047 

    Reports on the recommendation issued by the National Osteoporosis Foundation for the treatment of osteoporosis. Guidelines on the use of bone mineral density tests; Information on `The Physician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis'; Reason the guide addresses white postmenopausal...

  • DOES ALENDRONATE PREVENT FRACTURES AFTER THE MENOPAUSE?  // Pulse;3/12/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p29 

    The article presents the study which aims to evaluate the efficacy of alendronate in the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. The study compared women who received alendrone for postmenopausal osteoporosis at least one year with women who received...

  • Promoting bone health in older people. Sutcliffe, Anne // Independent Nurse;6/4/2010, p1 

    The article discusses the importance of promoting bone health in older people. Bone health deteriorates with advancing age. A substantial number of fractures are associated with advancing age, increased bone fragility and non-skeletal factors, particularly falls. Therefore, for better bone...

  • Dietary Calcium Intake and Calcium Supplementation in Hungarian Patients with Osteoporosis. Speer, Gábor; Jr., Pál Szamosujvári; Dombai, Péter; Csóré, Katalin; Mikófalvi, Kinga; Steindl, Tímea; Streicher, Ildikó; Tarsoly, Júlia; Zajzon, Gergely; Somogyi, Péter; Szamosújvári, Pál; Lakatos, Péter // International Journal of Endocrinology;2013, p1 

    Purpose. Adequate calcium intake is the basis of osteoporosis therapy-when this proves insufficient, even specific antiosteoporotic agents cannot exert their actions properly. Methods. Our representative survey analyzed the dietary intake and supplementation of calcium in 8033 Hungarian female...

  • The safety and efficacy of osteoporosis therapy. Mkele, Gail // South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2015, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p29 

    Pharmacological agents used to manage osteoporosis act by decreasing the rate of bone resorption thus slowing down the rate of bone loss, by promoting bone formation, and with the newer generation of medicines, by combining both mechanisms. The aim of treating osteoporosis is to preserve bone...

  • In brief:.  // Active Living;May2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p16 

    The article reports on a study published in an issue of "British Medical Journal," which showed that calcium supplementation in adolescent girls is unlikely to result in a clinically relevant decrease in the risk of fracture. The researchers found that exercise significantly increased bone...

  • Commentary on guidelines on postmenopausal osteoporosis - Indian Menopause Society. Kanis, John // Journal of Mid-life Health;Apr-Jun2013, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p129 

    The author discusses the guidelines on postmenopausal osteoporosis in women in India. She explains that the guidelines are aimed at to providing an information platform for the assessment and treatment of osteoporosis in order to direct appropriate treatment to individuals at high fracture risk....

  • Understanding the risks of osteoporosis. Pryke, Rachel // Independent Nurse;6/18/2010, p1 

    The article details on the causes of osteopenia and osteoporosis. It mentions the likelihood of occurrence of these conditions among population and states that low Body Mass Index (BMI), Crohn's disease, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and prolonged oral corticosteroid use are some of the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics