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Osteoporosis: Genetics, Prevention and Treatment : Genetics, Prevention and Treatment - John S. Adams

Osteoporosis: Genetics, Prevention and Treatment

Genetics, Prevention and Treatment

By: John S. Adams (Editor), Barbara P. Lukert (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1999
ISBN: 9780792383666
Number Of Pages: 308

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Modern society is altering the lifestyle and longevity of its members much more quickly than evolutionary adaptation to these changes can take place. The problem of calcium deficiency in the population is compounded by the growing percentage of aged individuals with relatively fragile, less massive skeletons. Current-day civilizations are much more effective in prolonging human life in a state of relative debility than even a few decades ago. This reality is unlikely to change and mandates that we develop strategies to prevent aging-related diseases like osteoporosis before they become manifest.
Osteoporosis: Genetics, Prevention and Treatment places emphasis on the (1) genetic predisposition, (2) early recognition and (3) prevention of osteoporosis. The intent is not to move the practitioner's attention away from intervention therapy of osteoporosis, but rather to expand their view of this disease as one beginning at birth and one in which susceptibility is manifest at the conclusion of adolescence, not at menopause. The book concludes with an informed view of the future in terms of the recognition, prevention and management of osteoporosis.

List of Contributors
Dedication to Bayard Catherwood, M.D.
Osteoporosis: Understanding and Managing A Growing Health Care Problemp. 1
Molecular Genetics of Skeletal Morphogenesisp. 7
Genetics of Osteoporosisp. 25
Genetic Strategies in Preclinical Osteoporosis Researchp. 33
Interdependence of Genetic and Epigenetic Factors in Determining Bone Strengthp. 57
Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment
Quantitation of Bone Mineral Density in the Growing Skeleton: Methods and Meaningp. 75
Prevention of Osteoporosis: Strategies for Optimizing Peak Bone Massp. 89
Skeletal Consequences of Physical Activityp. 121
Postmenopausal Osteoporosisp. 135
Individualizing Osteoporosis Therapyp. 155
Osteoporotic Syndromes of Emerging Impact
Fall Prevention and Physical Therapyp. 169
Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Osteoporosisp. 183
Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal Osteodystrophyp. 205
Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis Associated With Immunosuppressive Therapyp. 233
Cancer and Bone Diseasep. 247
Common Diseases Which May Complicate the Osteoporosis Phenotypep. 275
The Future
Understanding and Manipulating Genes, Hormones and Bone Cellsp. 295
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780792383666
ISBN-10: 0792383664
Series: Endocrine Updates
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.63