Osteoporosis in men: update 2011.

Research paper by Denise L DL Orwig, Nancy N Chiles, Mark M Jones, Marc C MC Hochberg

Indexed on: 26 Oct '11Published on: 26 Oct '11Published in: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America


During the past year several review articles have been published on the topic of osteoporosis in men. These reviews have highlighted recommendations for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) in older men as a means of screening for osteoporosis, use of the World Health Organization's Fracture Risk Assessment Tool for predicting the risk of hip and major osteoporotic fractures, frequency of secondary causes of osteoporosis, useful laboratory tests to evaluate these conditions, newer treatments for men with osteoporosis that increase BMD and may reduce the risk of fractures, and new data on the prevalence of low BMD and osteoporosis in men.