Say Dr No to shifting from falls to osteoporosisBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2684 (Published 25 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2684
- Emilio Maestri, consultant endocrinologist1
- On behalf of Oreste Capelli, Giulio Formoso, Lucia Magnano, Anna Maria Marata, and Nicola Magrini
- 1Unit of Drug Evaluation and Evidence-Based Primary Care (CeVEAS), 41100 Modena, Italy
As clinicians, we agree with shifting the focus in fracture prevention from osteoporosis to falls,1 and consider that loss of bone mineral is a risk factor rather than a disease.
This shift is seriously challenged in information campaigns targeted at the public. In the timeless women campaign promoted by the …