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Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases of the Elderly

  • Lora Giangregorio
  • Alexandra PapaioannouEmail author
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Abstract

Metabolic bone diseases, particularly ­osteo­porosis, are extremely consequential in the elderly population. The chapter details some of the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and Paget’s disease. The role of nondrug therapies will also be explored.

Keywords

Osteoporosis Paget’s disease Osteomalacia Bisphosphonates Metabolic bone disease Nondrug therapies 

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  1. 1.Juravinski Research CentreSt. Peter’s HospitalHamiltonCanada

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