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What is the best approach to prevention and treatment of osteoporosis?

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Title: What is the best approach to prevention and treatment of osteoporosis?
Author: Schwartz, Kendra
Keywords: fracture rates
bone mineral density
disease prevention
Date: 2001-12
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Abstract: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated decreased vertebral and nonvertebral fracture rates in postmenopausal osteoporotic women taking a bisphosphonate (alendronate or risedronate). Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also has some evidence for osteoporotic fracture prevention. Concurrent calcium and vitamin D may also prevent fractures. Physical exercise and smoking cessation have been associated with increased bone density, but fracture prevention has not been reported (Grade of Recommendation: B, some extrapolation from individual trials needed).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2816

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