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Book and Media Reviews
September 17, 2008

Osteoporosis in Older Persons: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach

JAMA. 2008;300(11):1360. doi:10.1001/jama.300.11.1360

Osteoporosis in older adults remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Whether this is subconscious or rather overt and attributable to ageism, patients and clinicians often simply consider the disease part of aging. Successfully combating osteoporosis requires enhanced understanding and recognition of age-related bone loss, combined with implementation of effective strategies to reduce fracture risk. Editors Gustavo Duque and Douglas Kiel have addressed this compelling health care need faced by the aging population worldwide. The editors have compiled a much-needed series of essays by recognized experts from around the globe and including contributions from endocrinology, epidemiology, geriatrics, orthopedics, and rheumatology.