Osteoporosis in men

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Abstract

Osteoporosis in men has become better recognized as an important health problem, particularly in the aged. Nevertheless, the knowledge available remains limited and fragmentary. Many clinical decisions must be based on extrapolations from the more complete understanding of osteoporosis in women. Gender differences in the causation and manifestation of the disease are probable, and the following issues clearly require better definition: Pathomechanisms What are the determinants of age-related bone loss and fractures? What is the nature of idiopathic osteoporosis? How do other medical conditions result in osteoporosis? Cost effective strategies for disease detection Strategies for the prevention and treatment of bone loss and for the prevention of fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-367
Number of pages19
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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