Estrogen therapy and osteoporosis: principles & practice.

Abstract

Postmenopausal osteoporosis is linked clearly to estrogen deprivation. Recent research has identified estrogen receptors in bone cells and in other organ systems that help to regulate bone remodeling and calcium homeostasis. Long-term use of estrogen in appropriate doses reduces the risk of hip fractures by 50% to 60% and the risk of vertebral deformation… (More)

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