Chapter 6. Biophysical Parameters Affecting Osteoporosis

  1. Jitendra Behari

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470824023.ch6

Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications

Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Behari, J. (2009) Biophysical Parameters Affecting Osteoporosis, in Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470824023.ch6

Author Information

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470824009

Online ISBN: 9780470824023



  • biophysical parameters affecting osteoporosis;
  • osteoporosis - clinical syndrome with cancellous bone decrease;
  • bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) and differential changes;
  • age-related bone loss on postmenopausal women;
  • osteoporosis in men;
  • senile and postmenopausal osteoporosis;
  • postmenopausal osteoporosis and bone resorption with menopause or oophorectomy;
  • osteoporosis interventions;
  • package – weight bearing exercise, diet rich in calcim and vitamin;
  • calcitoin in metabolic bone disease treatment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Senile and Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

  • Theoretical Analysis of Fracture Prediction by Distant BMD Measurement Sites

  • Markers of Osteoporosis

  • Osteoporosis Interventions

  • Role of Estrogen

  • Glucocorticoid

  • Vitamin D and Osteoporosis

  • Role of Calcitonin

  • Calcitonin and Glucocorticoids

  • Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

  • Role of Prostaglandins

  • Thiazide Diuretics (TD)

  • Effects of Fluoride

  • Role of Growth Hormone (GH)

  • Cholesterol

  • Interleukin 1 (IL-1)

  • Bisphosphonates (BPs)

  • Adipocyte Hormones

  • Mechanism of Action of Antiresorptive Agents

  • Genetic Studies of Osteoporosis

  • Nutritional Aspects in Osteoporosis

  • Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment

  • Non-invasive Techniques

  • Conclusion