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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
March 13, 2018

Treatment of Osteoporosis

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2018;319(10):1040-1041. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21995

Osteoporosis is defined by a fragility fracture or hip BMD T score of –2.5 or lower.1 Osteoporosis is a major health problem that affects 200 million people worldwide and 54 million older adults in the United States.1,2 Half of all postmenopausal women have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime, 25% develop a vertebral deformity, and 15% experience a hip fracture.1