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What evidence is there for the prevention and screening of osteoporosis ? [publication] /

by World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. Health Evidence Network; Johnell, Olof; Hertzman, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Health Evidence Network reports.Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2005Description: 40 p.SAPHIR theme(s): Maladies - Pathologies | GenreMeSH subject(s): Osteoporosis | Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal | Outcome Assessment (Health Care) | Cost-Benefit Analysis | Osteoporosis -- prevention & control | Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal -- prevention & control | ReviewPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: ReportOnline resources: Date de consultation : 30.07.2010 Summary: This is a Health Evidence Network (HEN) synthesis report seeking to determine the effectiveness of the prevention and screening of osteoporosis. The review of evidence shows that several measures, such as moderate physical activity, an appropriate intake of calcium and vitamin D, cessation of smoking, and pharmaceutical intervention in high-risk groups for preventing osteoporosis are effective. The review found no direct evidence that screening for osteoporosis reduces fractures, but it shows that there is good indirect evidence that screening is effective in identifying postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density and that treating osteoporosis can reduce the risk of fractures (wrist and spine) in this population. [P. 2] Résumé français: http://www.euro.who.int/HEN/Syntheses/osteoporosis/20060504_3?language=French
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This is a Health Evidence Network (HEN) synthesis report seeking to determine the effectiveness of the prevention and screening of osteoporosis. The review of evidence shows that several measures, such as moderate physical activity, an appropriate intake of calcium and vitamin D, cessation of smoking, and pharmaceutical intervention in high-risk groups for preventing osteoporosis are effective. The review found no direct evidence that screening for osteoporosis reduces fractures, but it shows that there is good indirect evidence that screening is effective in identifying postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density and that treating osteoporosis can reduce the risk of fractures (wrist and spine) in this population. [P. 2] Résumé français: http://www.euro.who.int/HEN/Syntheses/osteoporosis/20060504_3?language=French