Osteoporosis and atherosclerosis: biological linkages and the emergence of dual-purpose therapies.

@article{Hamerman2005OsteoporosisAA,
  title={Osteoporosis and atherosclerosis: biological linkages and the emergence of dual-purpose therapies.},
  author={David J. Hamerman},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={467-84}
}
Osteoporosis and atherosclerosis are both widely prevalent in an ageing population, and induce serious morbidities and death. There is growing evidence that in addition to their relationship to ageing, osteoporosis and atherosclerosis are also linked by biological associations. This article reviews their clinical interrelations, discusses the basic biology of bone and the arterial wall, and presents five examples that illustrate their biological linkages. Current therapeutic approaches emerging… CONTINUE READING