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Medical News & Perspectives
April 26, 2000

Consensus Panel Considers Osteoporosis

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JAMA. 2000;283(16):2093-2095. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2093-JMN0426-3-1

Bethesda, Md—In part to counter the widespread belief that osteoporosis is an unavoidable concomitant of aging that primarily affects postmenopausal white women, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last month convened a consensus conference to tell physicians and the public what is currently known about the prevention and diagnosis of and therapy for the disorder.