Osteoporosis in Men. Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Characterization

Eric S. Orwoll, Dirk Vanderschueren, Steven Boonen

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Although osteoporosis has long been considered a disease of women, the earliest reports of the epidemiology of fractures associated with osteoporosis clearly showed that the classical age-related increase in fractures seen in women was also evident in men. It has been recognized that the problem of osteoporosis in men represents an important public health issue [1] as well as a huge personal burden for those men affected [2]. It also presents a unique array of scientific challenges and opportunities [3-8]. Here we examine the issue of osteoporosis in men, and compare its pathophysiology and clinical presentation to parallel processes in women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOsteoporosis
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9780124158535
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Aging
  • BMD
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Bone loss
  • Calcium nutrition
  • Fractures
  • Idiopathic osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peak bone mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry
  • General Medicine


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