Calcium in Childhood 2

Editor(s): International Committee of Paediatricians Annales Nestlé Vol.60 / 3,  2002
  • Peak Bone Mass and Prevention of Osteoporosis

    Author(s): J-P. Bonjour, R. Rizzoli

    Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture risk. Osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in eight men during their lives. Most subjects who suffer from the disease are in the last third of their lives. Obviously, osteoporosis is widespread, and as the world’s population ages, more and more people will suffer from this debilitating and sometimes fatal disease.

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