Osteoporosis: Genetics, Prevention and Treatment

  • John S. Adams
  • Barbara P. Lukert

Part of the Endocrine Updates book series (ENDO, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Osteoporosis: Understanding and Managing a Growing Health Care Problem

  3. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Vicki Rosen, Laura Gamer
      Pages 7-23
    3. John S. Adams
      Pages 25-32
  4. Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Robert Marcus
      Pages 121-133
    3. Patrick M. Doran, Sundeep Khosla
      Pages 135-154
    4. Stuart L. Silverman
      Pages 155-165
  5. Osteoporotic Syndromes of Emerging Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Sally Rigler, Stephanie Studenski
      Pages 169-182
    3. Eric S. Orwoll
      Pages 183-204
    4. Dean T. Yamaguchi, Arnold J. Felsenfeld
      Pages 205-232
    5. Mark S. Nanes, Louisa Titus
      Pages 247-274
  6. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John S. Adams
    • 1
  • Barbara P. Lukert
    • 2
  1. 1.Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of Kansas Medical SchoolKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7327-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5115-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0729
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