Osteoporosis Resources


Washington University webpage on osteoporosis and bone physiology - maintained by a professor, educational site.

On-line FRAX® - Fracture Risk Assessment Tool - on-line tools are of limited use. Consult a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. But still interesting.

QFracture Site - learn your QFracture score, an attempt to quantify risk of a bone fracture due to low bone density in the next ten years.

University of Michigan page on Bone Structure - more scientific

Monitoring BMD After Starting Bisphosphonate Treatment

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Bone Health for Life: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family

UK's National Osteoporosis Society

The Centers for Disease Control on Calcium and Bone Health

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Instituto Nacional de Artritis y Enfermedades Musculoesqueléticas y de la Piel

West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program Program

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Osteoporosis and Hispanic Women

International Osteoporosis Foundation Latin America

Manataka American Indian Council

What bone is made of

Bandolier on Bones

Non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis: a consensus of the Belgian Bone Club.

BestBonesForever.gov - A bone health campaign for girls

Pathogenesis of osteoporosis: concepts, conflicts, and prospects

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General

What People Recovering from Alcoholism Need to Know About Osteoporosis - NIH

Scientific abstracts.

The Congress created the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in 1986.  It is one of the National Institutes of Health and acts to allocate research funding into osteoporosis (among other issues) and it also disseminates information about bone health.

Keeping your personal health records


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Protect Your Bones

1) Exercise (ideally including some resistance exercise to build strength.)

2) Eat a healthy diet. Pay special attention to your daily requirement for Vitamin D and calcium.

3) Don't smoke and avoid excessive alcohol.

4) Follow your doctor's advice and get bone density tests as he or she suggests.

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