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Osteoporosis

Richard Eastell

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.0453

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis affects an estimated 75 million people in Europe, the USA, and Japan combined (1). It is a preventable and a treatable condition, yet many patients with fractures remain unrecognized and untreated.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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