Medicine And Books

Osteoporosis–Prevention and Management in Primary Care

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1056
  1. Cindy L K Lam, associate professor
  1. General Practice Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

    Colin Waine / Royal College of General Practitioners, £9.90, pp 24 ISBN 0 85084 233 6

    Few people would disagree that osteoporosis is an important health problem that is becoming “the silent epidemic” in the aging world population. Despite the large amount of research on osteoporosis in the past 10 years, there is still uncertainty on the roles of hormone replacement therapy and other treatments in preventing and managing the condition. The large volume of information and the divided opinions among experts can be confusing for doctors in primary care. A concise book that summarises the current knowledge and gives guidelines …

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