Pathogenesis of osteoporosis.

  title={Pathogenesis of osteoporosis.},
  author={Clifford J. Rosen},
  journal={Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={14 2},
Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting millions of post-menopausal women and men of various ages. Although the disease is manifested by painful fractures of the spine, hip or radius, the underlying pathogenesis is complex and multifactorial. One of the strongest predictors of future osteoporotic fractures is low bone mineral density. The determinants of adult bone density include the rate of bone acquisition during adolescence and the absolute loss of bone during the six decades of… CONTINUE READING
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