Chapter 20. Chapter 20. Age-Related Bone Loss

  1. ASBMR
  1. Douglas P. Kiel1,
  2. Clifford J. Rosen2 and
  3. David Dempster3,4

Published Online: 23 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch20

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

How to Cite

ASBMR (2008) Chapter 20. Age-Related Bone Loss, in Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, Maine

  3. 3

    Regional Bone Center, Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, New York

  4. 4

    Department of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780977888214

Online ISBN: 9780470623992

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Keywords:

  • aging;
  • osteoporosis;
  • treatment;
  • epidemiology;
  • hormones and receptors;
  • nutrition;
  • falls;
  • fracture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Age-Related Changes in Bone Quality and Quantity that Contribute to Fracture Risk

  • Factors that Contribute to Age-Related Bone Loss

  • Fractures and Falls in the Elderly

  • Approach to Fracture Prevention in the Elderly Patient