Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 8th, 2004
According to a study from England, "osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing a person to an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis develops through an imbalance between bone resorption by osteoclasts and bone formation by osteoblasts resulting in increased bone loss. Numerous agents used for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis slow bone loss by decreasing both bone resorption and formation."
"These include bisphosphonates, hormone replacement therapy, selective oestrogen receptor modulators and calcitonins. All reduce vertebral...
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