The Nature of Osteoporosis

  • Eric S. Orwoll
  • Robert Marcus


The recent emergence of osteoporosis as a major focus of investigation in fields as diverse as mechanical engineering, pediatrics, and epidemiology has led to many important advances in the understanding of and therapeutics for this disease. Whereas the topic of osteoporosis formerly occupied just a few paragraphs in standard texts, it is now the primary focus of several journals and textbooks. This volume provides current information regarding skeletal health and itsdisruption. Attention is given to bone acquisition during growth years, mechanisms of adult bone loss, and new developments in osteoporosis diagnostics and therapeutics.


Bone Mineral Density Bone Mass Fracture Risk Anorexia Nervosa Bone Strength 
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  • Robert Marcus

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