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Osteoporosis is a major public health
problem that threatens over 40 million people in the United States.1
Osteoporosis is rare in children and teens. Osteoporosis that
occurs in children and teens usually is caused by other
medical conditions or by taking
certain medicines known to cause osteoporosis.
National Institutes of Health (2012). Osteoporosis overview. Available online: http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/bone/osteoporosis/overview.asp.
Chapman-Novakofski K (2012). Nutrition and bone health. In LK
Mahan, S Escott-Stump, eds., Krause's Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 13th ed., pp. 531–546. St. Louis: Saunders.
November 6, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
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