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Screening of osteoporosis lags other diseases - EurekAlert

Screening of osteoporosis lags other diseases - EurekAlert

Screening of osteoporosis lags other diseases - EurekAlert
Dec 21, 2022 1 min, 46 secs

Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research.

A new perspective article published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has highlighted that screening and treatment of osteoporosis lags behind other diseases, resulting in significant morbidity, mortality, and economic costs.

“Furthermore, studies have shown significantly lower screening with bone density scans and treatment in non-Hispanic Black women, with estimates of a disparity in comparison to non-Hispanic White women as high as 20%.

Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center and Senior Scientist, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Osteoporosis is thought to affect non-Hispanic White and Asian women, and that may be why screening, prevention and post-fracture treatment of non-Hispanic Black women is so much lower.”.

“Understanding the impact of access to osteoporosis screening and treatment will help the country reduce disparities in care,” Dr.

Estrogen had been widely used in younger post-menopausal women who had risk factors for osteoporosis but a study by the Women’s Health Initiative raised concerns about its long-term safety, which has left a gap in treatment options.

Other authors included: Sundeep Khosla, M.D., head of the Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Kogod Center on Aging; Ann L Elderkin, P.A., Former Executive Director, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR); and Nicole C Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)!

Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S

About the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

The Marcus Institute carries out rigorous studies that discover the mechanisms of age-related disease and disability; lead to the prevention, treatment, and cure of disease; advance the standard of care for older people; and inform public decision-making

Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

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